Alphons Van Hoof

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

Alphons Van Hoof

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: Alphons Van Hoof

Date: 1918

Town: Antwerp

Country: Belgium

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

Inventory number: KIL-166, identification no. 166

Provenance: donated by P. Wojtczak on 31 July 1991

Description: the maker's own model, partly inspired by G. Guarneri’s model

Inscriptions: printed label in a frame reading: AURES TE FIDIBUS JUVET OBLEC / TARE CANORIS / Alphonsius van Hoof / Liutaro Fecit Antverpiae / n [in an additional, embellished frame: (Lorenzo Storione / Cremona)] ( 55) 19(18)

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 168 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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