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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Date:

1650 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario; Marco Pallis

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.7

String Length:

34.7

Rib Depth:

5.2

Upper Width:

17

Middle Width:

12

Bottom Width:

21.5

Information Source:

Robb to Tourin 11/76, 3/77; Robb to G. Lyman 1/64

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner: F+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Arched back. Restored by A. Dolmetsch, French head (Hellwig: La Fille) added then. French origin according to G. Hellwig; c. 1650 according to M. Pallis. TGM: upper-bout ribs curve in before corners, unlike most French trebles except Gaviniès.