Salvador Bofill
Barcelona , 1705
Barcelona , 1771
Instrument Maker


Instrument Maker

Based in the Escudellers Road (Barcelona), he was considered an important and fine instrument maker devoted to violoncellos, psalteries and harpsichords. The Museu de la Música (Barcelona) helds one of his cellos (dated 1744), and a psaltery (1762). The only documented 18th-century harpsichord that has been preserved (signed by him in 1743), was originally held in the convent of the Dominicas of Lekeitio, and is currently held at the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in Bilbao. Bofill's work was inspired by the Neapolitan school and he has been considered, together with Joan Guillamí, one of the greatest instrument makers of 18th-century Catalonia.

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