Eugeniusz Gosiewski

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

Eugeniusz Gosiewski

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: Eugeniusz Tomasz Gosiewski

Date: 1960

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-45, identification no. MKiS XV-C-45

Provenance: bought directly from the maker on 2 Dec. 1964

Description: classical style after Guadagnini; two-piece spruce belly with wide graining, two-piece flame maple back; Romanian wood; scroll ending with a logarithmic spiral; pegs, fingerboard and tailpiece made of ebony; varnish in orange-reddish shades on oil primer; even, full, noble sound; for solo and chamber performances

Inscriptions: printed label reading: EƒG / E. Gosiewski / Warszawa 19(60) / (fecit E. Gosiewski)

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 110 mm, lower bout 208 mm, total length 592 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Violinists: Henryk Palulis

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

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