DHV:
235
Tourin ID:
DOLM 07

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1696

[Barak Norman] at the sign of the Bass Viol, [in?] St. Paul’s Church-yd: London Fecit 1696; Barak Norman London Fecit [stamped on table]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Leslie Ward (husband of Cécile Dolmetsch)

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.5

String Length:

66.5

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

30

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

37.8

Information Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 62; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001, pp. 292-93 (1696:1); Dolmetsch 1978, p. 62

[Unpublished, in Heale Archive: F+B, head FB+S]

Dolmetsch 1978: double purfling throughout; apparently made on same mold as DOLM 6, and has same center back ornament of 4 flowers; scroll by Alec Hodgson. Hebbert 2001 says same as Sotheby’s 11/22/1989, lot 167, but he has since agreed with TGM that this is wrong; that one is his 1696:5. Label: handwritten or printed?; seems too early for “Church-yd:” since two others from 1696 still say “Ally”, as do five others through 1700 as well as Napper’s 1703; phrase “sign of the” also questionable, not known on other Norman labels.