GAL 01; GALP 1
1600 C ?
GB, Teddington, Middlesex
No. of Strings:
L. H. Lock (in 1951 and 1968); Marco Pallis (in 1930)
Fleming 2001: VME 05; Galpin Society 1968, p. 77 (no. 586) and pl. XXXII/1
Fleming 2001: VME 05; Segerman 1996, p. 273; Galpin Society 1968, p. 77 (no. 586); IAML-Galpin 1959, p. 273; Galpin Society 1951; Hayes 1930, pp. 49, 249
Fleming 2001: VME F05 (front, body only [color]); Galpin Society 1968, pl. XXXII/1 (front); [unpublished, in Heale Archive, on display in 1951: front 3/4]; Hayes 1930, pl. 4 (front 3/4)
Hayes 1930: ribs very deep (8.0), large sound holes placed low in relation to bouts. Had been converted to viola, but body and head original. No label, but “it may with safety be ascribed to England at the end of the sixteenth century”; then owned by Marco Pallis. IAML-Galpin 1959: “16th century”. Galpin 1968: 1-piece back, single purfling; head is a Greek mask. Segerman 1996: Michael Heale reports neck and pegbox fitted by Dolmetsch in the ‘20s, and back fold in lower bouts straightened out; body more likely c. 1640 than c. 1580. Soundholes virtually identical to Turner 1646 [recte1656] treble ex-Hill, sold at Sotheby’s 12/91, lot 80. Fleming 2001: 3-7 piece table with single purfling. (Unpublished condition report by T. Mace, 9/13, adds: body from 3Q17C; head old but probably not original; interior pencil inscriptions: “Restored at Jesses Workshop / Haslemere / Surrey / 1927” and “Rep. Oktober 1959 / A.D. Ltd.” Dimensions (on back) 37.2, 18.4/12.7/21.1, 7.3, 35.7. 1-piece back, 3-piece table perhaps pine not spruce, single purfling on both. Top block original; no corner blocks, only cloth. Overall condition relatively poor, especially table (cracks, worm damage, deformation), but varnish of extraordinary quality and well preserved in some places.