DHV:
576
Tourin ID:
LOAN 25

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Provo, UT

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Brigham Young University

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

952810000 (formerly 0120)

Head:

Lion ?

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Lotta van Buren, 1926-1955; Thompson Carr, England, 1925-26; W. Murphy, -c. 1925; H. Duckworth (1904); Bernard Granville (Calwick Abbey, Stratfordshire) & nephew John (& other heirs?) (-1858 @ Puttick & Simpson); gift or bequest from G.F. Handel

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.6

String Length:

67.3

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

31.3

Middle Width:

24.1

Bottom Width:

37.8

Information

Source:

H. Powley to TGM, 1995 + 2008; Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 20-21; Loan 1904, p. 152

Literature:

Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 20-21; Loan 1904, p. 152; Puttick & Simpson, 1/29-30/1858, lot 186 [not seen]

Photographs:

Loveless 1956, pl. 1 (front), fig. 6 (head); [Cover of “The Violinist,” June 1927 (not seen; copy at BYU)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Loan 1904: “Formerly the property of Handel and presented by him to Mr. Bernard Granville, among whose collection of Handel manuscripts and relics it was sold at auction by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson in 1858.” Date of 1700 in square brackets, denoting an estimate. Loveless 1956: “Running through the middle of the back is a design of thin black lines. (...) “the grotesque head...resembles a shaggy eyebrowed lion, or...a dragon’s head.” Dimensions taken on back, in inches. Handwritten comments on database printout provided by H. Powley (1995): “Total pastiche cello/gamba mix. Repair labels by Chanot, London, 1925; Wurlitzer, New York, 1937; Pierce Music Co., Salt Lake City, 1959. Head could be 19th C.; neck and pegbox new, c. 1904. Overhanging sides. Converted to cello, then back to gamba; not a good instrument to start.”