DHV:
881
Tourin ID:
VIC 05, KENS 7

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

Date:

16.. ?

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

153-1882

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel (in 1872, 1876)

Measurements:

Body Length:

48

String Length:

52

Rib Depth:

6.7

Upper Width:

23

Middle Width:

16

Bottom Width:

26

Information Source:

PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Baines 1968, p. 4; Engel 1876, p. 68; Engel 1874, p. 338

Baines 1968, fig. 2 (front 7/8)

5-piece table with single purfling, 2-piece back, “slightly bent inwards near the top instead of being normally half-cut”; “ebony fingerboard with diagonal cross-banded edges in two shades of brown wood” (Baines 1968). On display 10/01: shallow ribs, narrowish neck, open-back pegbox. Display label: “English c. 1660”; Baines 1968: “English; second half of the seventeenth century”; Engel 1874: “English. 17th century.” M. Fleming to TGM 8/10: 3-piece table (center piece wider at top than bottom) with joints under bridge feet, plus wide wing on bass side and narrower wing on treble, probably not staves; if English, probably 18C. Dimensions c48.6, 27.7/15.9/22.9, 7.8, c63.0 [sic, or 53.0?] (back widths 27.6/15.4/22.4, ribs at corners 6.5 and 6.0); “Evidence of [former] backfold, but ribs [now] taper in a gentle curve from bout join to the neck.”