Mieczysław Bielański

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

Mieczysław Bielański

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: Mieczysław Bielański

Date: 1957

Town: Wrocław

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-22, identification no. MKiS XV-C-22

Provenance: bought in 1957

Description: in Guarneri del Gesù style; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; varnish in light orange shades; shown at an exhibition in the Glinka National Museum of Musical Culture in Moscow in 1988

Inscriptions: handwritten label in an untypical shape decorated with a geometric ornament reading OPUS / 23 / M. Bielański / Wrocław / 1957

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 164 mm, middle bout 110 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Warsaw Philharmonic Award at the 1957 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

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



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