DHV:
1045
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

17..

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Hamamatsu City

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Museum of Musical Instruments

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

C-0008R

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Dorothy & Robert Rosenbaum, Scarsdale, NY, no. 285

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.1

String Length:

65.7

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

37.0

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information

Source:

Museum to TGM, 6/09; Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 126; [copy of Rosenbaum estate inventory seen at Boston MFA]

Literature:

Herzog 2003, GB-15; Wells 1973, pp. 98-99; Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 126

Photographs:

Uemura 2011 (front [color]); Herzog 2003, GB-15 (F+B); Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16 (side 1/2, from above); Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 126 (back); [unpublished, from museum 8/09: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Uemura 2011 (English Consort Music: Hamamatsu Museum)

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1972/03/13, lot 126

Shallow-curved center bouts, very wide F-holes, no decoration on table or back. Hamamatsu 1995: Division viol (England), 1st qtr. of 18c; total length 125.0. Rosenbaum estate inventory (seen at Boston MFA): “First quarter of the 18th Century ... modern head and pegbox”. Sotheby’s: 2-piece back cut on the slab; “finely carved female head a later French addition”; length of back 69.9.