DHV:
1594
Tourin ID:

1650 C

Bass ?

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

I,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Head:

Catalog Number:

1434

Label Text:

Zuane Rechardini di Venezia / all’ insegna del Basso 1605 [printed]

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

15

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

45

Previous Owner:

Count Pietro Correr, Venice, -1886

Information Source:

Moens 2004, esp. pp. 94-97; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:407; Mahillon 1900, 3:55

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Comments:

Moens 2004, esp. pp. 94-97; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:407; Mahillon 1900, 3:55

On museum’s website (front [color]); Pio 2011, p. 97 (FB+S); Moens 2004, pp. 95-96 (F+S, head S+B, neck heel)

Mahillon: Basse quinte de viole de braccio, made from a large cello but has a flat back; museum’s website: basse de viole de gambe, auteur inconnu, ca. 1650. Lütgendorff gives label text and calls it a Terzino di Contrabasso (Baryton); Drescher, s.v. Rechaldini, says Brussels 1378 is another bass attributed to him [but larger: total length 160, max width 59; 5 strings, semi-pointed body corners; also ex-Correr: museum calls it a violone, but Mahillon said contrebasse; not in this database], and Berlin museum has 1609 theorbo; Venetian archives document a violinist by that name in 1656-57, though no indication he also built instruments, so perhaps not the same person. (cf. Moens 2004, p. 79)