DHV:
743
Tourin ID:
PRINGL 1

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

John

Hoskin

Date:

1609

Label Text:

John Hoskin made me 1609

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Vermillion, SD

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

National Music Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

3986

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

John Pringle, Chapel Hill, NC (formerly London), 1980-86; W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.6

String Length:

40.2

Rib Depth:

7.4

Upper Width:

19.0

Middle Width:

13.8

Bottom Width:

22.4

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/95

Literature:

Edmunds 1994

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, C-holes, inlay on back and ribs, lower rib details, 4 corners F+B [color]); Harwood 1981, p. 472 (front); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: FB+S, label]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

5-piece table, decorated back (above fold and at bottom) and ribs, using 5-ply purfling. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Pringle (replacing modern ones by Hill); current scroll likewise replaces a female head probably of French 18th-C origin. Ribs had been cut down, with a fold in the lower bout; restored by Hill and later by Pringle, who also added a hookbar and replaced the worm-eaten top block. No wooden linings or back braces except soundpost plate (also a replacement). No other viols known by this maker. Pringle’s dimensions: 38.3, 18.9/13.5/22.6, 7.4, -. Drawing available from museum (body only).