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Museum of Musical Instruments
Dorothy & Robert Rosenbaum, Scarsdale, NY, no. 284
Museum to TGM, 6/09; Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16; Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 129
Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16; Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 129
Uemura 2011 (front, head 3/4 [color]); Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16 (side 1/2, from above); Sotheby’s 3/13/72, lot 129 (F+B); [unpublished, from museum 8/09: FB+S (color)]
Uemura 2011 (English Consort Music: Hamamatsu Museum)
2-piece back of strongly-flamed wood with ovals at bottom and below fold, diamond pattern in center, double perimeter purfling; table with ornament and (?) double purfling. Modern head and pegbox, also neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece. Hamamatsu 1995: “(London) 4th qtr. of 17c”; total length 124.5. Rosenbaum estate inventory (seen at Boston MFA): School of Richard Meares, c. 1700. Sotheby’s: “by Richard Meares, London, unlabeled”; head by Joseph Skeaping; length of back 27 5/8 in [= 70.1 cm].