John Rose [handwritten]
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Victoria & Albert Museum
Fleming 2001: VME 34; PT visit 6/77
MacCracken 2011, p. 73 (FB+S); Fleming 2001: VME 34; Pringle 1978, pp. 506-7; Baines 1968, p. 3
On museum’s website (FB+SS, head front; also many details in color); Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 7 (head side [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F34 (front body only), L25 (head side) [both color]; Woodfield & Robinson 2001, p. 672 (front); Pringle 1978, pp. 506-7 (F+B, label); Baines 1968, fig. 2 (front 3/4)
Pringle 1978: only viol possibly by Rose Sr.; but label like 1598 Rose lyra at Ashmolean. Considerable damage to all parts of body, and distortion of back. 5-piece table. Bass bar probably original, also pegbox and central part of fingerboard. Tailpiece maybe original, hookbar not. Converted to a cello, probably in 18th C; reconverted to a viol, presumably by W. Gilkes, 1860. (“Repaird by W. Gilkes / 14 Charlwood St. / Vauxhall Rd. Pimlico London / 1860” [handwritten; next to top end of bass bar].) Sold at Puttick & Simpson in 1877. Fleming 2001: original neck, double purfling on front, none on back. Body “damaged and in poor and declining condition.” Baines 1968: no side linings; neck has been narrowed; dimensions 70.5, 33.5/24.0/39.0, 13.0, 73.0 (also used by Tourin). Website: ca. 1600. Drawing by Pringle (1978) available from museum.