DHV:
927
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

16..

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Edinburgh

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

University of Edinburgh

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

1057

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Mark Brackenbury (1979-91, on loan to EUCHMI); Charles Brackenbury (d. 1979); Hereward Irenius Brackenbury (d. 1938); Hall, Liverpool

Measurements:

Body Length:

42.4

String Length:

41.0

Rib Depth:

7.5

Upper Width:

22.0

Middle Width:

14.4

Bottom Width:

27.9

Information Source:

Myers 1995, p. 29; Emery 1982, p. 4

Literature:

Durkin 2021, pp. , 149; Myers 1995, p. 29; Emery 1982, p. 4

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Myers 1995: Viola, converted from viol (including removal of hook-bar and unfolding of upper back); originally 5 strings, now 4 (5th peg hole plugged); body dimensions taken on back. Emery 1982: Alto viol, “modified for use with four strings; new neck and top block; fold in back straightened. Original head with five peg-holes and violin scroll.” Dimensions there 74.2, 42.4, -/-/27.9, 7.1, 40.0-42.0. (Probably not originally a viola d’amore, despite having 5 strings and flame holes, because back was originally folded.) Square shoulders but no violin-type body corners, though lower ones are more sharply angled than usual for viols. Durkin 2021: soundholes similar to Eberle; dimensions 43.8, 21.5/14.2/27.6, 7.0, -.