Barak Norman / [at] the Bass [Viol] / [in St Pauls [Ally] / London fecit / 1703 [handwritten]; BN monogram in center of back
No. of Strings:
Owner to TGM, 6/96; J. Watson to TGM, 11/91
Hebbert 2001, p. 297 (1703:1); Napper 1995; Nakashima 1993, p. 16
Napper 1995, cover (head side 7/8, on left); Little 1993, p. 5 (front 7/8, partial); [unpublished, from F. Beaulieu 7/12: F+B body only, head FB+S, many details (color)]; [unpublished, from S. Peck 7/12: label (color)]; [unpublished, from Napper 8/10: label (color)]; [unpublished, from P. Hütmannsberger 6/94: F+B, head FB+S (color)]
Napper 2015 (Kühnel); Napper 2009 (Purcell); Napper 2009a (Leclair); Napper 2006 (Marais); Napper 2005 (Sainte Colombe); Napper 2003 (Jenkins); Napper 2004 (Telemann); Napper 2001 (Schenck); Napper 2000 (Simpson); Napper 1997 (Hume); Napper 1995a (Le Constant); Napper 1995 (Violes Esgales); etc.
3-piece back with uniquely elaborate carving on joints, similar to Lewis; extensive purfling designs also on ribs. Napper 1995 says restored by Hill’s in 1985; Napper to TGM says restored by Monical in 1995 (Monical has documentation). Nakashima 1993 says “originally presented to Arcangelo Corelli”; Napper to TGM reports 2nd label reads “Archangelus Corellius de Fusignano dictus Bononiensis” (Both labels hard to read due to water damage.) Additional recordings on ATMA, Erato, EMI, Naxos. Table ornament Type VI, back center BN monogram, upper Type IIIa, lower Type III.