DHV:
230
Tourin ID:
DOLM 02

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice ?

Maker:

Date:

15..

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Horniman Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Dolmetsch Collection, -1983; W.H. Hill (personal collection), London, -1899

Measurements:

Body Length:

47

String Length:

48

Rib Depth:

9.7

Upper Width:

21.5

Middle Width:

17

Bottom Width:

26

Information Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 54; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Woodfield 1984, pp. 138-39; Palmer 1981, p. 28; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 54; Dolmetsch 1972, p. 3; Hayes 1930, p. 249

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 55 (front); Dolmetsch 1962, p. 18 (front 7/8); Danks 1958, p. 75 (front); Hayes 1930, pl. 2 (front); Dolmetsch 1904, pp. 135-36 (front 7/8, head side)

Dolmetsch 1978: “When found in a London music shop, it had its original narrow neck, pegbox and scroll, pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece.” Replacement for worm-eaten fingerboard by A. Dolmetsch. Tailgut. Hayes 1930, p. 249: then owned by A. Dolmetsch, string length 49.5, rib depth 10.2. (J. Dolmetsch to TGM, 7+8/12: “AD bought the viol in 1899 from his friend W.H. Hill”; it “was in William Hill’s own collection which was not on sale to the public.”) Woodfield 1984, notes this viol has “the characteristic flat-sided Venetian scroll.” also that table has a “central thickening in the form of a spine carved on its underside.”