DHV:
1300
Tourin ID:

1687

Bass

Edward

Lewis

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Vázquez, José

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Edward Lewis, in Paul’s Alley, London 1687

Measurements:

String Length:

72

Total Length:

Body Length:

71.5

Upper Width:

33.2

Rib Depth:

13.1

Middle Width:

24.5

Bottom Width:

40.8

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 11/01 & 11/02; Sotheby’s 11/21/01, lot 276

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2003b, p. 39 (L2); Montagu 2002, p. 152; Sotheby’s 11/21/01, lot 276

Vázquez website (F+B, body only, details of decoration [color]); Sotheby’s 11/21/01, lot 276 (F+B, head 3/4)

Sotheby’s 2001/11/21, lot 276

Sotheby’s 11/21/01 mistranscribes maker’s name as “Lorris” (error repeated by Montagu 2002); body length presumably taken on back. Floral table ornament. Back divided into 3 sections (catalogue says “two-piece back”--?), seemingly slab cut, with diamond-pattern decorations at bottom, middle, and below fold (not connected, unlike 3 other specimens), plus neck heel. Tailpiece carved and sculpted, with tailgut; fingerboard has scalloped lower edge (both reddish-brown wood). (Body widths and string length from condition report sent to John Moran, which also specifies multiple repairs for cracks and worm damage.) Montagu 2002: “new neck and fittings...made £22,350.”