DHV:
1350
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, ?

Maker:

Date:

17..

Barak Norman, Bass Viol, Saint Paul’s alley, fecit 1691

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

IL, Raanana

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

32

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

42.5

Information Source:

Herzog 2003, D-27; Christie’s 11/13/02, lot 107

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, D-27; Christie’s 11/13/02, lot 107; Hebbert 2001, p. 315 (X:41); Montagu 1989, p. 567; Christie’s 6/14/1989, lot 137

Christie’s 11/13/02, lot 107 (back); Herzog 2003, D-27 (front, head 3/4), also received directly from Herzog

Christie’s 2002/01/13, lot 107

Christie’s: string length 67.5; offered as “labeled Barak Norman”: 6-piece table, 2-piece back; pointed corners, sloping shoulders, very curly C-holes. Christie’s said neck and head later than body, but B. Hebbert thinks head original, and instrument is 18th-C. German; bass bar also seems original. Bridge marked Chanot & Chardon, Paris, probably dating from “cellamba” conversion. Herzog 2003: single purfling front and back; “signs ... indicating an original neck similar to most English viols”; bridge height and neck angle very cello-like. W. Monical to TGM 10/16: not S. German, though neck attachment is Germanic; body corners somewhat like Rombouts, or Hintz, or Nuremberg School.