Marian Wyka

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

Marian Wyka

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: Marian Michał Wyka

Date: 1958

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-78, identification no. MKiS XVc-77

Provenance: bought on 11 Nov. 1971 from Anna Wyka, the violin maker’s daughter

Description: a classic Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù model, c. 50-year-old wood from the former F. K. Pruszak workshop; one-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; varnish in orange shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: handwritten calligraphic label reading Marian Wyka / budował w Warszawie w 19(58) r. [Marian Wyka / built in Warsaw in 1958]

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 116 mm, lower bout 210 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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



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