Henry Thouvenel (fl.1850-1869)
Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Wood, Ebony, Ivory, Metal, Bone
270 mm (Width) x 200 mm (Depth); 680 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Hurdy-Gurdy (Vielle a Roue) by Henri Thouvenel, mid 19th century. Stamped 'Thouvenel, Henry a Mirecourt'. Guitar-shaped with edging of ebony and ivory. Head carved to represent a woman. Six strings; two chanterelles, four drones, and 23 keys. Key box cover darker wood, loose. ‘67’ written in pencil on underside. In notebook no.4, page 4 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 23. Vielle a Roue by Thouvenal a Mirecourt.' 'Bought from S Hagger, 12 St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, 6th October 1938, Old wheel violin £5' (M. Jessup).
bought from S Hagger, 12 St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, 6th October 1938, Old wheel violin £5. Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
Thouvenel, Henry A Mirecourt
Makers and roles
Henry Thouvenel (fl.1850-1869), maker
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 4