DHV:
33
Tourin ID:
BAINE 5

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

John

Pitts

Date:

1675

Label Text:

[Jo]hn Pitts in / [Lond]on 1675

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Leymen

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Richard Campbell, Bohortha, Cornwall (and heirs), -2018; Francis Baines, London, -1999+

Measurements:

Body Length:

69

String Length:

70

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

32

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

39

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 2/09; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

MacCracken 2016, p. 200

Photographs:

MacCracken 2016, p. 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001, L32 (table ornament); [unpublished, from new owner 6/19: FB+S (color); from Robert Foster 8-11/10: F+B body only, table ornament, label (color); from Hebbert/Facebook c. 2017: F+B body only, S, head FB+S, table ornament, button carving, treble C-hole (color); in Heale Archive: back, table ornament, head back]

Recordings:

Campbell 2008 (Murphy, Division Flute)

Auctions:

Comments:

7-piece table with double purfling; 3-piece back with 3 groups of diamond ornaments on center piece, bas-relief V on fold, and single purfling. Table ornament matches those on DOLM 5 and FOLGER 1, by Miller; back decorations similar to Newark Museum 59.333, especially at bottom and below fold line (but not in middle). Carved pegbox; face of female head is a replacement, but tresses are original. Neck by Robert Foster, not long before 2008, “replacing a 1970s neck at wrong angle”; additional restoration by him in 2016-17. As of 2018, on loan from anonymous owner/patron to Caroline Ritchie.