DHV:
733
Tourin ID:
POZNAN 2

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

PL

Marcin

Krakow

Groblicz

Date:

1700 C

[Marcin Groblicz]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

PL

Poznan

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Muzeum Narodowe

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

MNP-I.234 (Szulc 87)

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

33.0

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

37.0

Information Source:

A. Knast to TGM, 6+11/07; M. Caudle to TGM, 9/04; Szulc 1949, p. 43

Literature:

Frankowski 2016, pp. 43, 170-75; Jaskulski 1996, p. 72; Kaminski 1992, p. 20; Szulc 1949, p. 43

Photographs:

Frankowski 2016, pp. 31-32, 171-74 (front, F+B body only, head FB+S [color]); Jaskulski 1996, p. 73 (F+B; N.B. fig. 23, not fig. 22); [unpublished, from A. Knast 6/07: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Body has slightly pointed corners and arched back (cf. MNK-IV-Sp-80). Table has heart-shaped rosette and flame holes with lower eyes. (Knast calls this a baryton converted to a cello, citing the presence of holes on the table indicating the former presence of a bridge attached at a 45-degree angle.) Date probably1Q18C, based on similarities to the 1720 Groblicz viol privately owned in Düsseldorf. Frankowski 2016: 3-piece table; 3-piece back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple; neck, pegbox, and top block not original, but head is. 9 plugged holes on table under the tailpiece for fastening [sympathetic] strings, so original disposition was 6+9; youngest tree ring on table dated 1693. Dimensions above from Szulc 1949; Kaminski 1992 gives 68.0, 32.0/ - /38.0, 13.5, -; Jaskulski 1996 gives 67.6, 31.9/23.4/40.2, 13.5, 67.2 (over arching; or 67.5, 31.6/23.0//40.0 in the air); Frankowski 2016 gives 67.7, 31.9/23.3/40.0, 13.3, - (back widths 32.0/23.5/39.9)