DHV:
563
Tourin ID:
LIS 10

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1711

Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in / St. Pauls Church=y / London fecit / 1711 [printed except 1711]; Barak / Norman / Fecit [stamped on table]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

P, Lisbon

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

MM 4

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Alfred Keil, Lisbon (d. 1907)

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.6

String Length:

63.8

Rib Depth:

12.9

Upper Width:

30

Middle Width:

21.9

Bottom Width:

36.6

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78; P Torres to PT 3/77

Literature:

Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001, p. 299 (1711:1); Alvarenga 1994, p. 68

On museum’s website (front, back 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front, body only, unstrung]

3-piece table, 2-piece back; double purfling. Converted to cello (scroll not original), according to Alvarenga 1994 probably by Joaquim José Galrao (fl. Lisbon, 1760-94). Torres dimensions 68, 30/23.5/34, 13.5, -. Table ornament Type IV. back center BN monogram, upper and lower Type II.