DHV:
599
Tourin ID:
METRO 10

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head:

Child

Catalog Number:

1976.8.37

Label Text:

Matthias Hummel / Lauten und Geigen= / macher / in Nürnberg / Anno 1701 [printed] (PT)

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.8

String Length:

66.5?

Rib Depth:

12

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

34.1

24.3

41.7

Previous Owner:

George Plimpton, -1976

Information Source:

PT visit 12/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum’s website; Martius 1996, p. 50; Monical 1989a, p. 22; Monical 1979, p. 19

On museum’s website (front [color]); Monical 1989a, p. 22 (F+S); Jeppesen 1980, back cover (front [color]); Monical 1979, p. 18 (F+S)

Jeppesen 1980 (Bach Violin); Arico 1979 (Hume/Buxtehude)

7th peg added later, currently unused. Neck & pegbox not original. 2-piece table with wings, rosette, and single purfling, 2-piece back with single painted purfling. Museum admits it’s not a genuine Hummel (Monical 1979: “spurious printed label of Matthias Humel [sic]”). Repair label: “Restored Nov 1943 Dec. / Fred J. Markert / New York City”. Martius 1996: label was cut out of Kinsky’s catalogue; also, dendrochronology (by P. Klein) gives date of 1704 for youngest growth ring on table.