DHV:
1341
Tourin ID:

1899

Tenor

Auguste

Tolbecque

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Niort

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F, Niort

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée du Donjon

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

989.1.1

Label Text:

Fait par A[ugus]te Tolbecque à Niort l’an 1899 / AT

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

74.5

Upper Width:

30

Rib Depth:

13.1

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

42.6

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Museum’s website; La Grandville to TGM, 3/03; La Grandville 2000a, p. 5

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Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

La Grandville 2000a, p. 5; Gendron 1997 (Auguste Tolbecque, luthier et musicien - publ. by Musées de Niort)

Baron n.d., p. 61 (front 3/4 [color]; [unpublished, from F. Khazine: FB+S, head front + back 3/4, table ornament]

Based on instrument in painting of St. Cecilia by Dominichino (in the Louvre): square shoulders, upper bouts have one pair of inner corners (dimples), no outer corners above waist, corners below waist are squared off; F-holes have “fish-tails” instead of lower eyes. Coat of arms painted on table; extensive designs on back and ribs (including date “1552”); black-and-white edging to table; double purfling front and back. Carved head includes shoulders and bust. Kept and played by maker until his death. (La Grandville: BL 75.0, ribs 13.5.)