USA, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art
No. of Strings:
Janos Scholz, New York, late 1970s-1989; David Sackson, Connecticut; Josef Settin, New York; Sumner Healey, New York
TGM visit 8/92; Monical 1989a, p. 23; typescript by Janos Scholz, 1988
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.