DHV:
752
Tourin ID:
ROBIN 1

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

1649

Label Text:

-------, 1649 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Cardiff

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

D.F. Allen, - < 1976

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.6

String Length:

69.6

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

32.6

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 30

Literature:

Fleming 2001: VME 30; Phillips 1/22/76, lot 100

Photographs:

Mackey 2012a, p. 11 (bottom rib); Heinrich 2010, p. 20 (front, body only); Fleming 2001: VME F30 (front body only [color]); Hogwood 1978, p. 6 (front 3/4); Phillips 1/22/76, lot 100 (F+B) [unpublished, from F. Pecchia 12/20: label [color])

Recordings:

Heinrich 2010 (Hume)

Auctions:

Comments:

Phillips 1976/01/22, lot 100

Large C holes; male head with mustache (not original). Fleming 2001: 3-piece table, double purfling front and back; extensive half-edging and repairs. Phillips 1976: “circa 1650, attributed to the School of Henry Jaye...the pierced scroll and neck circa 1900.” 2-piece back, 12 wrest pins in bottom rib for sympathetic strings. L. Robinson to TGM, 10/11: restored by John Topham in 1975-76, his first viol restoration, under supervision of Dietrich Kessler; DK and LR examined the label (”small, scrappy and handwritten”) under ultra violet, but could only read the date, 1649.