[Jo]hn Pitts in / [Lond]on 1675
No. of Strings:
Richard Campbell, Bohortha, Cornwall (and heirs), -2018; Francis Baines, London, -1999+
Owner to TGM, 2/09; PT visit 6/77
MacCracken 2016, p. 200
MacCracken 2016, p. 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001, L32 (table ornament); [unpublished, from new owner 6/19: FB+S (color); from Robert Foster 8-11/10: F+B body only, table ornament, label (color); from Hebbert/Facebook c. 2017: F+B body only, S, head FB+S, table ornament, button carving, treble C-hole (color); in Heale Archive: back, table ornament, head back]
Campbell 2008 (Murphy, Division Flute)
7-piece table with double purfling; 3-piece back with 3 groups of diamond ornaments on center piece, bas-relief V on fold, and single purfling. Table ornament matches those on DOLM 5 and FOLGER 1, by Miller; back decorations similar to Newark Museum 59.333, especially at bottom and below fold line (but not in middle). Carved pegbox; face of female head is a replacement, but tresses are original. Neck by Robert Foster, not long before 2008, “replacing a 1970s neck at wrong angle”; additional restoration by him in 2016-17. As of 2018, on loan from anonymous owner/patron to Caroline Ritchie.