DHV:
597
Tourin ID:
METRO 08

16..

Tenor

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

89.4.2227

Label Text:

Measurements:

Body Length:

53.9

String Length:

52.2

Rib Depth:

10.7

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

27.5

19

32.3

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/01; PT visit 12/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum’s website; Monical 1989a, p. 15; Monical 1979, p. 9; Brown 1902, p.65

On museum’s website (back, bass C-hole); Monical 1989a, p. 15 (F+S); Monical 1979, pp. 8 (F+S), 20 (head side); Brown 1902, facing p. 64 (front 3/4)

Monical 1979: unaltered except bass bar, bridge, soundpost; “lyra viol.” Tourin: 3-piece table. Repair label: “Giovanni Cavani / di Spilamberto (Modena) / Fece l’anno 1899”. Restored 1938 (badly worm-eaten). Designs on fingerboard and tailpiece are inked, not inlaid. Extremely wide C-holes. Prominent knot in wood of table, halfway between end of fingerboard and bass edge. 2-piece table with wings, 2-piece back, both with single purfling.