DHV:
1314
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

George

Gill

Date:

16..

George Gill [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Horniman Museum

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

15.10.48/35

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Percy Bull, London, -1948

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.7

Upper Width:

15.7

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

19.1

Information Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 01

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2016, p. 99; Fleming 2001: VME 01

Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 13 (back and lower ribs [color], p. 67 (label), p. 100 (purfling details); Fleming 2001: VME F01 (front, body only), L15 (back, body only), 16-19 (details of decoration) [all color]; [unpublished, from M. Fleming: FB+S, label (color)]

Fleming 2001: pardessus? Made from pieces of a much larger instrument (bass or large tenor viol), as revealed by decoration designs. 6-piece table with single purfling; back has none; neck not original; modern violin-style pegbox and scroll. Wood of back very similar to Ashmolean’s festooned Rose, with purfled arabesques in exactly the same style. Label probably not old but perhaps a reproduction. Probably made between 1608/9 and 1641 (p. 220).