Franciszek Marduła

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

Franciszek Marduła

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: Franciszek „Gał” Marduła

Date: 1960

Town: Zakopane

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-26, identification no. MKiS XV-C-26

Provenance: bought from the maker on 27 Dec. 1960

Description: maker’s individual style; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; square rosewood tuning pegs embellished with a button in the middle of the handle’; varnish in light orange shades

Inscriptions: handwritten label in a rectangular frame reading Marduła Franciszek / Zakopane 1960 r.

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 208 mm, total length 603 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore, rosewood

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

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