DHV:
750
Tourin ID:
ROBB 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Absam

Jacob

Stainer

Date:

1655

Label Text:

Jacobus Stainer in Absom / prope oenipontum 1655 [printed except 5]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Ghent

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Murray Robb, Fergus, Ontario; bought from Rosenthal, New York, 1963; he’d had for 28 years

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.6

String Length:

63.5

Rib Depth:

14.0

Upper Width:

31.8

Middle Width:

22.9

Bottom Width:

40.6

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 11/18; Robb to Tourin 11/76, Robb to G. Lyman 1/64

Literature:

Photographs:

Muthesius 2019, p. 6 (front body only);[unpublished, from owner to TGM, 11/18: front, FB+S and 3/4 body only, C-holes, bottom rib, label, many other details (color)]; [unpublished, from Robb to Tourin: F+B (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Not in Senn & Roy 1986. Flat back but square shoulders. Had 4 strings and cello neck when Robb acquired it; he left neck unchanged but added wider fingerboard and redrilled pegbox. (His measurements, in 1964, were in inches, here converted to metric.) Restored for current owner by Pierre van Engeland, c. 2018.