DHV:
1250
Tourin ID:

15..

Bass

Ventura

Linarol

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

I, Venice

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Nice

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée du Palais Lascaris

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

C.38 (Fonds Gautier 1753)

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

Body Length:

61.2

String Length:

63 ?

Rib Depth:

11.4

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

32.7

23.9

35.9

Previous Owner:

Antoine Gautier, Nice, -1904

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/00; Hirsch & Kirnbauer 2016; Thevenon 1998, p. 81

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Comments:

Adelson 2017, p. 31; Hirsch & Kirnbauer 2016; Bran-Ricci 2006, p. 163; Thevenon 1998, p. 81

On museum’s website (F [color]); Hirsch & Kirnbauer 2016, pp. 16, 20-24 (FB+S, head FB+S, details of bass F-hole, purfling, tailpiece, neck joints, bassbar, top block, etc.); Bran-Ricci 2006, p. 162 (head back 3/4); Thevenon 1998, p. 81 (front); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S]

TGM visit: 2-piece table with narrow BWBWB pufling, moderately low arching with some recurve. 2-piece back with triple purfling (3/5/3), with fold placed low; it and ribs of unflamed, mildly bird’s-eye maple. Cello-style neck somewhat awkwardly joined to body at considerable angle; no sign of frets. Pegbox only half-fluted on back; scroll has flat ears; 2 plugged holes + 4 now in use = original total of 6. Tailpiece still has 6 holes, plus 3 rows of white perimeter purfling (2/3/2); tailgut. Numerous internal repairs, including worm damage. Catalogue (Thevenon 1998) says inscription on underside of table reads “réparé à Nice / Bovis / François B.F.B. / 1883”; reinforcement of fold signed “Pierre Abondance . . . 1993” ; also restored by Atelier Véro-Dodat, Paris, 1993-94; dimensions (taken on the back) 60.0, - /23.0/35.5, 11.5-12.0, -. “Il est impossible en l’état actuel de déterminer . . . l’école à laquelle [cet instrument] pourrait appartenir.” Bran-Ricci 2006: scroll original. Hirsch & Kirnbauer 2016 adds: table edging altered, table probably completely revarnished; pegs old but not original; tailpiece very similar to SAM 73, upper surface veneered with dark wood; bassbar and linings new; table thicknesses suggest originally built without bassbar; body outline practically identical to NMM 3377. Dendro dates (by Micha Beuting, 2015) 1495 treble, 1471 bass side (both from same tree and correlate with SAM 73 & Berlin 2476). Only one back brace old (at lower corners); unclear if it had a soundpost; corner blocks partly original; top block with 4 nail holes original (similar to MI 404 & NMM 3377); pegbox similar to NMM 3377; dimensions 60.0, 32.8/23.8/35.9, 11.4, -. “Fazit: ein in vielen Teilen originales Instrument, das wesentliche Übereinstimmungen mit Instrumenten aufweist, die dem venezianischen ‘Lirer’ Ventura Linarol zugeschrieben werden.”