DHV:
879
Tourin ID:
VIC 03; KENS 18

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Richard

Meares

Date:

1677

Richard Meares, without / Bishopsgate, near Sir / Paul Pinders. London / Fecit 1677 [printed except 77]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

170-1882

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel, London (in 1872, 1876)

Measurements:

Body Length:

67

String Length:

70

Rib Depth:

11.6

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22.5

Bottom Width:

36.5

Information Source:

PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Baines 1968, pp. 3-4; Engel 1876, p. 68; Engel 1874, p. 336; Engel 1872, p. 24 (no. 179)

On museum’s website (F+B 3/4); Edmunds 1994, p. 23 (inside of table); Baines 1968, pl. 3 (F+B 3/4); Baines 1966, pl. 100 (front 3/4)

Baines 1968: 4-piece table with double purfling and central ornament; 2-piece back (with central knot-pattern) and ribs are later replacements. “Neck with a spliced repair.” (Baines 1966: “back and sides renewed”; body length 67.) Edmunds 1994: 7-stave table (i.e., outer staves do not connect across C bouts). On display 10/01 + 8/03: pegbox has stippled sides but no relief carving. Table ornament quite spare; outer table staves are now clearly a different color from center.