DHV:
1521
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

16.. ?

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Oxford

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Eagle?

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Margaret Proudlock-Dunbar, Oxford, -200x

Measurements:

Body Length:

37.3

String Length:

36.3

Rib Depth:

4.2

Upper Width:

18.5

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

22.0

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 8/09

Literature:

Fleming 2016, p. 98

Photographs:

Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 12 (FB+S body only [color]); [unpublished, from owner: F+B, side body only, bottom ribs (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Center portion of 3-piece back reuses wood from the back of a 17th-century English bass, with diamond-pattern designs at bottom and top (the latter originally in the middle on the bass). Unclear when instrument was assembled, perhaps c. 1700; ribs have been cut down, presumably for use as a viola; likely to have passed through Dolmetsch hands at some point; head seems to have been copied from that on GAL 11.