DHV:
990
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

1703

Label Text:

Barak Norman / [at] the Bass [Viol] / [in St Pauls [Ally] / London fecit / 1703 [handwritten]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN

Montreal, PQ

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

70

String Length:

68

Rib Depth:

13.1

Upper Width:

30.2

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

37

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 6/96; J. Watson to TGM, 11/91

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, p. 297 (1703:1); Napper 1995; Nakashima 1993, p. 16

Photographs:

Napper 1995, cover (head side 7/8, on left); Little 1993, p. 5 (front 7/8, partial); [unpublished, from F. Beaulieu 7/12: F+B body only, head FB+S, many details (color)]; [unpublished, from S. Peck 7/12: label (color)]; [unpublished, from Napper 8/10: label (color)]; [unpublished, from P. Hütmannsberger 6/94: F+B, head FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Napper 2015 (Kühnel); Napper 2009 (Purcell); Napper 2009a (Leclair); Napper 2006 (Marais); Napper 2005 (Sainte Colombe); Napper 2003 (Jenkins); Napper 2004 (Telemann); Napper 2001 (Schenck); Napper 2000 (Simpson); Napper 1997 (Hume); Napper 1995a (Le Constant); Napper 1995 (Violes Esgales); etc.

Auctions:

Comments:

3-piece back with uniquely elaborate carving on joints, similar to Lewis; extensive purfling designs also on ribs. Napper 1995 says restored by Hill’s in 1985; Napper to TGM says restored by Monical in 1995 (Monical has documentation). Nakashima 1993 says “originally presented to Arcangelo Corelli”; Napper to TGM reports 2nd label reads “Archangelus Corellius de Fusignano dictus Bononiensis” (Both labels hard to read due to water damage.) Additional recordings on ATMA, Erato, EMI, Naxos. Table ornament Type VI, back center BN monogram, upper Type IIIa, lower Type III.