Eugeniusz Kukulski

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

Eugeniusz Kukulski

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 Kukulski

Date: 1936

Town: Kraków

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-164

Provenance: bought on 18 Oct. 1991 from Jerzy Sadowski, who had bought it from Paweł Gajdzik, a Germanist and sworn translator based in Kraków

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; oil-based varnish in golden-brown shades with a slightly ombré effect

Inscriptions: printed label reading OPUS NR. (5.) Wykonał EUGENIUSZ KUKULSKI / em. podpułkownik art. W.P. / W KRAKOWIE roku 19(36.) [Made by Eugeniusz Kukulski, retired Polish Army lieutenant colonel, in Kraków in 1936]

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 164 mm, lower bout 206 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

KIL-164, Fantasia in D major, TWV 40:23, Presto, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz

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