DHV:
602
Tourin ID:
MFA 2, LOAN 15

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

DK

Jesper

Copenhagen

Gotfredsen

Date:

1752

Jesper Gotfredsen / Fiolin-Mager i Kiobenhavn 1752 [printed, except 52]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Boston, MA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Museum of Fine Arts

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1917.1715 (formerly 272)

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

F.W. Galpin, -1916

Measurements:

Body Length:

44.5

String Length:

47.2

Rib Depth:

8.6

Upper Width:

21.3

Middle Width:

15.5

Bottom Width:

25.8

Information Source:

Museum data sheet; Loan 1904, p. 149

Literature:

Lambert 1983, p. 17; Galpin 1972, p. 18; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 276; Loan 1904, p. 149; Loan 1900, p. 28

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Bessaraboff 1941, pl. XI (front); [from D. Kuronen 5/15: back (color)]; [by TGM: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table, highly arched. 2 crossbars, “circular fillets at the corners”. Repair labels: “Repareret Af Jesper Gotfredsen / Instrumentmager i Kiobenhavn / Anno 1771” [handwritten]; “Restored by John A. Gould & Sons / Established 1889 / Violin Makers, Dealers and Repairers / Boston, Massachusetts” [printed, with handwritten addenda: Cracks reglued & stayed / Taking in sides to match / edges. Aug. 1936]