DHV:
1181
Tourin ID:

1585

Bass

Ventura

Linarol

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Venice

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Vázquez, José

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ventura di Francesco / Linarolo in Venetia / 1585 die ultimo auosto

Measurements:

String Length:

72.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

72

Upper Width:

39.2

Rib Depth:

14.7

Middle Width:

27.7

Bottom Width:

42.7

Previous Owner:

[Violin dealer, West Germany, -1994]

Information Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 11/96, 2/97

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Beuting 2007, pp. 187-89; Carter 2006

Vázquez website (front 3/4, F+B body only [color]) & exhibition 2010 (front [color]); Beuting 2007, p. 187 (front 3/4 [color])

Table and back original; ribs are c. 1800. Recently reconverted from a cello; new scroll copied from another by this maker. Dendrochronological testing by Peter Klein shows youngest year-ring on table dates from 1564; both halves come from the same tree. Beuting 2007: dendrochronology gives date of 1498 for for youngest growth ring on table. Carter 2006: “thoroughly modernized, with a slender neck set at a steep angle, soundpost and overwound strings.”