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
Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)
No. of Strings:
Alfred Keil, Lisbon (d. 1907)
PT visit 10/78; P Torres to PT 3/77
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On museum’s website (front, back 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front, body only, unstrung]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.