DHV:
604
Tourin ID:
MFA 4

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1713

Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in [St.] Pauls Church=y: / London Fecit / 1713 [printed except 1713]; Barak / Norman / London / Fecit [stamped on table]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Boston, MA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museum of Fine Arts

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

1917.1716 (formerly 274)

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

F.W. Galpin, -1916

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.8

String Length:

67?

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

30.2

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information Source:

TGM visit 2/93; museum data sheet

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001, pp. 300-01 (1713:3); Galpin 1972, p. 19; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 279

On museum’s website (front [color]); Bessaraboff 1941, pl. XI (front); MFA 1917, fig. 20 (front 3/4); [unpublished, from museum: front 3/4; from D. Kuronen 5/15: back (color)]

Not set up when seen, so SL estimated. Bridge-foot marks above middle of C-holes. Repair label of Messrs. John A. Gould & Sons, Boston, Mass., 1936. Museum dimensions 122.0, 68.5, 30.2/23.1/37.4, 12.5, 68.0. Table ornament Type IV, back center BN monogram, upper and lower Type II.