DHV:
977
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

John

Rose

Date:

1595 ?

John Rose in Bridwell Anno 159?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

E.980.2.394

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, -1979; Howard Head (in 1930)

Measurements:

Body Length:

53.8

String Length:

55.7

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

26

Middle Width:

18.4

Bottom Width:

31.7

Information Source:

Museum’s website; Fleming 2001: VME 19; Gétreau 1996 pp. 362, 735; Pringle 1978, pp. 510-11

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2011, p. 62 (FB+S); Topham 2003, p. 136; Fleming 2001: VME 19; Gétreau 1996 pp. 362, 735; Drescher 1990; Pringle 1978, pp. 509-11

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 7 (head side [color]), p. 67 (label); Khazine 2004, p. 7 (head side); Fleming 2001: VME F19 (front, body only), L25 (head side), L96 (label) [all color]; Pringle 1978, pp. 510-11 (front; FB+S, from Bridewell 1930)

Bridewell 1930 gave label date as 1598; Pringle 1978 assumed that was a different instrument from Mme de Chambure’s of 1595. Gétreau 1996 says date 1604 on p. 735, but 1595 on p. 362; museum’s website gives 1604. Fleming 2001: 2-piece table, double purfling front and back. (Personal communication, 10/01: label very difficult to read; he has compared 1930 photos with Paris instrument and believes they are identical.) Drescher: Baßgambe (error). On display 8/02: ribs also have double purfling but table and pegbox are plain; C holes very vertical and placed entirely above lower corners. Topham 2003: youngest growth ring is 1587 on bass side, 1589 on treble, both probably from same tree. Dimensions on museum website: 53.8, 25.5/18.1/31.6, 11.2, -.