DHV:
227
Tourin ID:
CORNEL 1

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

1702

Label Text:

Barak Norman / at the Bass Violl / In St Pauls Alley / London Fecit / 1702 [handwritten]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

New York, NY

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Marianna Avery, Quilcene, WA, 1993-2009 (2012); her mother, Sally Pinchot, Guilford, CT, 198?-1993; John Hsu, Ithaca, NY, 1977-8?; Cornell University 1969-1977; Vernon Swan, Utica, NY, 1966-1969; Marco Pallis, -1966; Arnold Dolmetsch (in 1891)

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.0

String Length:

66.3

Rib Depth:

12.8

Upper Width:

31.7

Middle Width:

23.7

Bottom Width:

38.5

Information

Source:

K. Dennis to TGM, 7/01; J. Hsu to TGM, 8/92; U. Michigan to PT 3/79

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, pp. 296-97 (1702:1); Hipkins 1891, p. 746

Photographs:

VdGSA News 30/2 (1993), 1 (head 3/4); [unpublished, from W. Monical 3/12: label (color)]; [unpublished, from M. Avery 7-8/02: F+B, head + 3/4, table ornament (color)]

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Comments:

Provenance: in 1977 Hsu swapped BN’s with Cornell: his 1713 for their 1702. In early 1980s, he then sold 1702 to Sally Pinchot (and Cornell sold 1713 to U. of Michigan in 1978). BN monogram on back, which (like ribs) may be walnut. Table ornament Type VI, back center BN monogram (upper and lower unclear in available photos). Tourin’s dimensions (converted from inches, as supplied to him by Hsu): 67.3, 31.8/23.2/38.1, 13.3, 66.0; superseded by info. from Karl Dennis.