DHV:
316
Tourin ID:
GLAS 1, GALP 4

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Edward

Lewis

Date:

1690 C

Label Text:

John Betts 1684 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Glasgow

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Kelvingrove Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

42-68a

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Robert Glen, Glasgow (d. 1911); (?) Thomas M. Glen, Glasgow (d. 1873)

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.0

String Length:

66.3

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23.0

Bottom Width:

39.4

Information

Source:

Hebbert 2003b, pp. 39 (L8), 43; Galpin Society 1968, p. 78 (no. 589)

Literature:

Hebbert 2003b, pp. 39 (L8), 43; Galpin Society 1968, p. 78 (no. 589); Farmer 1945, p. 2

Photographs:

Farmer 1945, p. 3 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fingerboard edged with ivory and ebony, also tailpiece. Table and back inlaid (former design floral, exactly matching METRO 11; latter geometrical); double purfling. “Repaired by John Eadie, Houstoun Near Glasgow, Anno 1854.” Hebbert 2003b, p. 43: “labeled impossibly ‘John Betts...1685’ but is certainly the work of Edward Lewis...” [NB: Lütgendorff gives Betts Sr.’s dates as 1755-1823]; very like Vázquez’s 1684 bass except for table ornament.