DHV:
236
Tourin ID:
DOLM 08

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

1712

Label Text:

Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in / St. Pauls Church-yd: / London Fecit / 1712 [printed except 1712]; Barak Norman London Fecit [stamped on table]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Scheme (by bequest), c. 2008-10; Brenda Buckley, Halifax (UK), -c. 2008; Nathalie Dolmetsch, -1980

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

65.5

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

30.0

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information

Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 64; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, p. 299 (1712:1); Wells 1981, p. 233; Sotheby’s 11/20/80, lot 539; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 64

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/20/80, lot 539 (F+B); Dolmetsch 1978, p. 65 (F+S); Baines 1966, pl. 103-4 (F+S); [by TGM, 10/11: label (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive: label]

Recordings:

Aziz 2020 (Handel); Aziz 2019 (Risonanze); Manson 2009 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1980/11/20, lot 539

Dolmetsch 1978: scroll original; double purfling throughout. Hebbert 2001: restored by Michael Heale in 1982 (B. Buckley’s name from him). Seen at J. Topham’s, 10/11, while being restored. Table ornament Type IV, back center BN monogram, upper and lower Type II.