DHV:
1057
Tourin ID:

1693

Tenor

Gregor

Karpp

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Königsberg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Vermillion, SD

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

National Music Museum

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

4573

Label Text:

Gregorii Karp / In Königsberg / Anno 1693 [handwritten]

Measurements:

Body Length:

54.8

String Length:

51

Rib Depth:

10.8

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

26.8

19.5

31

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, 1988-89; Eric Marshall Johnson (1899-1987); F.W. Galpin

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/95

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Comments:

Sotheby’s 11/23-25/88, lot 663

On museum’s website (FB+S, head FB+S, neck heel, label; case [all color]); Heyde 1994, pp. 370-71 (front, head FB+S, label); Sotheby’s 11/23-25/88, lot 663 (F+B)

Sotheby’s 1988/11/23-25, lot 663

With period case. Fingerboard and neck narrowed for use with only four strings; rewidened with ebony wood and putty filler; now angled quite far back. Fingerboard and tailpiece have black and white trapezoidal pattern; elaborately carved pegbox. Sotheby’s: originally made for Margrave of Brandenburg; Heyde says wrong. Not in Otterstedt 1986? Cf. Yale’s Karpp tenor, BL 55.4, also with C holes (not flame) and B&W design on fingerboard and tailpiece.