DHV:
784
Tourin ID:
SCHOLZ 3

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

John

Rose

Date:

1580 C

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

1989.44

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Janos Scholz, New York, late 1970s-1989; David Sackson, Connecticut; Josef Settin, New York; Sumner Healey, New York

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.4

String Length:

65.5

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

32.7

Middle Width:

25

Bottom Width:

39.7

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92; Monical 1989a, p. 23; typescript by Janos Scholz, 1988

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Kaycoff 1992, p. 6; Monical 1989a, p. 23

On museum’s website (FB+S, head B+S [color]); [not in Monical 1989a, p. 23]

Purchased by Scholz in New York (in late 1970s, for $1500) as fragments in a linen bag; had been disassembled by NY violin-maker Josef Settin. (Was a cello when he acquired it from estate of NY antique dealer Sumner Healey, in whose shop Scholz had first seen it in 1933-34.) Rebuilt by Jacob van de Geest, 1981-84, who thought it might be by John Rose or his shop. 3-piece table probably from 18C cello conversion; many other alterations; neck, pegbox, scroll, fittings & internal parts not original. Many inconsistencies in ornamentation, proportion, and style. Hebbert 2/06 (talk at MMA to VdGS of GNY): profuse decoration of back suggests Rose (Sr.), both overall and in specific motives. Tourin/Monical dimensions 71.4, 32.7/24.9/39.8, 12.7, 65.4.