DHV:
276
Tourin ID:
GAL 10

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Thomas

Cole

Date:

1670

[Thomas Cole ... 1670?]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

acquired c. 1975 via Paul Reichlin, Switzerland; Layton Ring; L.H. Lock (in 1951); Dolmetsch?

Measurements:

Body Length:

66

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.2

Upper Width:

28.4

Middle Width:

21.5

Bottom Width:

36.5

Information Source:

J. Kraft drawing seen 9/02; P. Adler to TGM, 11/02 + 8/03; Galpin Society 1951

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Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 189; Galpin Society 1951

MacCracken 2016, p. 189 (F+B); [unpublished, from Judith Kraft: FB+S, head 3/4, detail of C-bouts (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive, on display in 1951: front; and another probably taken for Lock (front)]

Galpin 1951: “Division viol.” Dimensions from J. Kraft’s drawing, so not over arching. Small table ornament; decorations on 2-piece back include double ovals at bottom and fold, plus four overlapping rectangles making a diamond in the center; perimeter purfling single on back (separate tracks above and below fold), double on front. Has a label but it’s hard to read. P. Adler: “D’après Reichlin l’instrument aurait été découvert et restauré par Arnold Dolmetsch”; also says that, after a brief examination, D. Kessler told him the lion head was not original but rather Tyrolean.