DHV:
696
Tourin ID:
PARIS 05

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Benoist

Fleury

Date:

1769

Benoist Fleury, rue des Boucher[i]es / Fauborg St. Germain a Paris 1769; FLEURY (stamped on back at top)

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

No. of Strings:

8 [sic]

Catalog Number:

E.0072 (formerly C.174)

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Louis Clapisson, Paris, -1861

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

68.5

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

32.3

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

39.7

Information Source:

Museum’s website; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Muthesius 2012; Gétreau 1996, p. 643; Gétreau 1988, p. 102; Chouquet 1884, p. 39

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, back, head 3/4 [color]); Gétreau 1988, p. 103 (FB+S); König 1985, p. 97 (FB+S, from museum)

Striped back (5 pieces) and ribs (3 pieces); double purfling front and back. Highly ornate, open-carved and gilt tailpiece; back and sides of pegbox and neck foot also carved, pegbox and head are gilded. No cross-braces on back; soundpost plate is mahogany, as is center stripe of back (Tourin). Pegbox seems to have plenty of room for all 8 pegs. Repaired in 1862 and 1864 by Henry & Martin: new pegs and bridge (Gétreau 1996, pp. 441-42). Website and Gétreau 1988 dimensions: 67.9, 32.2/24.1/39.6, 13.5, -. Lütgendorff gives date as 1755. On display 8/02.