DHV:
1057
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Königsberg

Gregor

Karpp

Date:

1693

Label Text:

Gregorii Karp / In Königsberg / Anno 1693 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Vermillion, SD

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

National Music Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

4573

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, 1988-89; Eric Marshall Johnson (1899-1987); F.W. Galpin

Measurements:

Body Length:

54.8

String Length:

51.0

Rib Depth:

10.8

Upper Width:

26.8

Middle Width:

19.5

Bottom Width:

31.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Sotheby’s 11/23-25/88, lot 663

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head FB+S, neck heel, label; multiple views of case [color]); Heyde 1994, pp. 370-71 (front, head FB+S, label); Sotheby’s 11/23-25/88, lot 663 (F+B); Heyde 1994, p. 370 (front, head FB+S, label)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1988/11/23-25, lot 663

With period case. Fingerboard and neck narrowed for use with only four strings; rewidened with ebony wood and putty filler; now angled quite far back. Fingerboard and tailpiece have black and white trapezoidal pattern; elaborately carved pegbox. Website dimensions: 55.0 (back), 25.7/18.7/30.3, 10.7, 51.3. Sotheby’s: originally made for Margrave of Brandenburg; Heyde 1994 says wrong. Not in Otterstedt 1986? Cf. Yale’s Karpp tenor, also with C holes (not flame) andblack-and-white design on fingerboard and tailpiece.