Janusz Zawisza

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Janusz Zawisza

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Janusz Zawisza

Date: 1980

Town: Rymanów-Zdrój

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-105

Provenance: bought on Dec. 1983 from the maker’s widow, Jadwiga Zawisza from Rymanów-Zdrój; made for the 1981 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, which the maker did not live to see

Description: classic model; spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; varnish in orange shades; for solo and ensemble performance; the last instrument made by Janusz Zawisza

Inscriptions: handwritten calligraphic label in a frame, reading: ROK BUDOWY 1980 / JANUSZ ZAWISZA / RYMANÓW ZDRÓJ

Measurements: body length 354 mm, upper bout 167 mm, waist 117 mm, lower bout 208 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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