DHV:
112
Tourin ID:
BERB 11

1697

Bass

Barak

Norman

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

168

Label Text:

Barak Norman / At the Basse viol / in St Pauls Ally / London Fecit / 1697 [handwritten]; BN monogram in center of back

Measurements:

String Length:

64.6?

Total Length:

117

Body Length:

62.4

Upper Width:

29

Rib Depth:

11.8

Middle Width:

21.4

Bottom Width:

34.8

Previous Owner:

Paul de Wit, Leipzig, -1888

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 113

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Comments:

Otterstedt 2004, p. 120; Hebbert 2001, p. 294 (1697:2); König 1985, p. 31; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 113; Sachs 1922, col. 117

Berlin 1988, pp. 225 (head 3/4), 242 (monogram); König 1985, Tafel 4 (front 3/4, head 3/4; all color); Baines 1966, pl. 101-2 (front 7/8, head 3/4); Berner 1952, Abb. 6 (front 3/4); Sachs 1922, pl. 14 (front 3/4); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:129 (front); museum postcard (front 7/8 [color]); [unpublished, from A. Oterstedt, 6/13: label]

Hebbert 2001: 3-piece table, 2-piece back, fingerboard and tailpiece not original. Sachs 1922: richly inlaid body, also fingerboard and tailpiece. Otto & Adelmann 1975: fingerboard and tailpiece from a larger and perhaps younger English viol; 3 pegs not original. Ivory pegheads have five black dots, like dice. Now has tailgut, originally hookbar. Drawings by Olga Adelmann (1970) available from museum. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1675 for for youngest growth ring on table. König 1985 dimensions 115.6, 62.5, 28.6/21.1/34.4, 11.5, 67.3; gives date as 1679 (typo). Table ornament Type V; BN monogram on back.