DHV:
472
Tourin ID:
LACH 4

1719 ?

Bass

Guillaume

Barbey ?

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.4

String Length:

Rib Depth:

10.9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

30.8

22.3

36.3

Previous Owner:

University of California at Los Angeles, no. 604007649-25, 1961-2009; Erich Lachmann, Los Angeles, -1961; Staatliche Hochschule, Berlin; C.C. Snoeck, Ghent

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92 (to UCLA)

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 169; Lachmann 1950, p. 32

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 169 (front [color]); Lachmann 1950, p. 33 (front 7/8)

Christie’s 2009/10/13, lot 169

Lachmann 1950 says handwritten label: Guillaume Barbey / fait a Paris 1719, but not inside instrument now; yet precisely such a label illustrated in Vannes. Striped perimeter of table, also fingerboard and tailpiece, which in addition have a line of small lozenges running down their center lines; rosette. When seen (1992), back was off, and no strings. Lachmann: back and sides of poplar, “ornamented with painted black lines of different width”; head shows a blindfolded woman. No frets in his photo, but 8 frets in Christie’s 2009, though still no strings or tailpiece; “ascribed” to Barbey. Not in Snoeck’s 1894 or 1903 catalogues, despite Lachmann’s statement of provenance.