DHV:
994
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

William

Turner

Date:

1656

Label Text:

William Turner att ye hand & / Crowne in gravell Laine near / Aldgaitt London 1656 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

075 (formerly 2)

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, 1987-91; W.E. Hill & Sons, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.8

String Length:

44.4

Rib Depth:

6.1

Upper Width:

19.5

Middle Width:

14.4

Bottom Width:

23.2

Information

Source:

Vázquez 1993, p. 9; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80; Sotheby’s 11/22-25/89, lot 171; T. Bingham letter to J. Caldwell 8/87

Literature:

Fleming 2001: VME 10; Vázquez 1993, p. 9; Montagu 1992, p. 472; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80; Montagu 1990, p. 277; Sotheby’s 11/22-23/89, lot 171

Photographs:

Vázquez website (F+B, body only, partial [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F10 (front body only), L29 (rosette), L36-37 (front) [all color]; Vázquez 1993, pl. 3-4 ((F+B body only, rosette [color]); Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80 (front); Sotheby’s 11/22-25/89, lot 171 (front) [unpublished, T. Bingham to J. Caldwell 8/87: FB+S, F+B body only (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1991/12/04, lot 80; Sotheby’s 1989/11/22-23, lot 171

Montagu 1990: “a William Turner treble viol, catalogued as 1646 but with a label which clearly said 1656, and which had been turned into a viola, then restrung with six strings and generally messed around.” (Sold in 1991 for £7,150.) Heart-shaped parchment rosette. Diamond designs on back: below fold, middle, and bottom; second fold in lower bout. Neck and head modern. Fleming 2001: 2-piece table; dimensions 40.3, 19.7/14.6/24.0, 6.4, - (Vázquez’s taken on back?). (Single purfling front and back, not original.)