DHV:
904
Tourin ID:
VIENNA 13

Size:

Bass ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Padua

Maker:

Wendelin

Tieffenbrucker ?

Date:

1590 C

“In Padua Vendelinus Tieffenbruker” [printed]; “Vendelinus Tieffenbruker / in Padua” [handwritten, on back of peg-disk]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

No. of Strings:

9+4

Catalog Number:

SAM 90 (previously 8485 / C.95)

Head:

Peg-disc

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68

String Length:

Rib Depth:

7.3

Upper Width:

33

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

41.1

Information Source:

Museum to TGM, 8/96

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

David 1999, pp. 57-59; Moens 1989, pp. 43-44; Moens 1987a, pp. 4-6

Pio 2011, p. 87 (F+B [color]); David 1999, p. 58 (FB+S); Otterstedt 1994, p. 145 (treble shoulder in UV light); Moens 1989, pp. 42-43 (front 3.4, B+S); Moens 1987, p. 351 (3/4); Bletschacher 1978, p. 132; [by TGM, on display: front (color)]

Currently a lira da gamba. Dimples in upper upper and lower bouts, pointed corners, square shoulders (outline not unlike NURN 4 = Vogel violone, 1563). 14 pegs in a pegdisk; 13 strings, 9 on fingerboard; tailgut. Moens 1989 and 1987a (also summarized in David 1999): table arching almost flat, back highly arched; only former has remains of old varnish, along with altered purfling and new (Allgäu-style) F-holes; both show signs of altered outline, which could also explain new wood for both rib shoulders; probably recut from 2 different cellos, with more modern fittings; open woodworm holes in neck and pegbox; handwriting of label not 16th-C.