Franciszek Borowiecki (Borówka-Borowiecki)

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

Franciszek Borowiecki (Borówka-Borowiecki)

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 Borowiecki (Borówka-Borowiecki)

Date: 1937

Town: Lublin

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-23, identification no. MKiS XV-C-23

Provenance: a gift from the maker on the 70th anniversary of his artistic work c. 1959; maintenance work by Antoni Wayda in 1968

Description: A. Stradivari model; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece sycamore back; varnish in dark yellow shades; neck ended with a woman head

Inscriptions: printed label reading Franciszek Borowiecki / wykonał w Lublinie / Roku Pańskiego 19(37) / [F†B in a double circle to the right] [Made by Franciszek Borowiecki in Lublin anno Domini 1937]

Measurements: body length 363 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 108 mm, lower bout 210 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation / M. Wyka

KIL-8, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in E-flat major, TWV 40:20, Presto, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz

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