DHV:
962
Tourin ID:

1673

Bass

Jacob

Stainer

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

A, Absam

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

SAM 1036

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absom / propè oenipontum m.pia 1673 [handwritten]

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.8

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

31

24

41

Previous Owner:

August Wenzinger, Basel, 1933-1996; W.E. Hill & Sons, London, -1933

Information Source:

Senn & Roy 1986, p. 223 (A104)

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Comments:

Hopfner 2004, p. 76; Hopfner & Seipel 2003, pp. 110, 170 (IV.21); Hopfner 2003, pp. 729, 731; Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 223, 464

Hopfner 2004, p. 77 (front 7/8 [color]); Hopfner & Seipel 2003, cover (front 3/4, detail) and pp. 111 (F+B, 109 (head front), 149 (head side); Hopfner 2003, pp. 726 (head back), 727 (front), 729 (back), 731 (treble F-hole, head side); Coin 2003 cover (front 3/4) and pp. 13 (front), 9 (back), 19 (head side); Senn & Roy 1986, pp. 419-21 (front, side 3/4, head FB+S); König 1985, Tafel 7-9 (F+S, head FB+S; color); Wenzinger 1980, cover (front 3/4)

Coin 2003 (Stainers Instrumente); Wenzinger 1980 (Yesterday & Today); Wenzinger 1970 (Bach II); Wenzinger 1962 (Marais); Wenzinger 1960 (Couperin & Marais); Wenzinger 1956 (Marais); Wenzinger 1953? (Bach I)

Hopfner & Seipel 2003: 2-piece table with lower wings; back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Youngest year-ring on table dated 1655; both halves from same tree. Dimensions: 69.4, 31.3/22.2/41.0, 13.2, -. Hopfner 2003: replacement neck is grafted, so pegbox and scroll (in 17th-C. English style) are likely “at least older if not genuine”. Back as well as table has 2 wings; purfling now extremely close to the edges of both. Arching relatively high and very full. Interior construction not original except soundpost plate. H. Müller, Methodik des Viola-da-gamba-Spiels (typescript) gives dimensions 69.0, 31.0/--/41.0, 13.0, 71.0 and says restored by W.E. Hill & Sons, London.