DHV:
743
Tourin ID:
PRINGL 1

1609

Treble

John

Hoskin

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Vermillion, SD

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

National Music Museum

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

3986

Label Text:

John Hoskin [or Hoskm?] made me 1609

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.6

String Length:

40.2

Rib Depth:

7.4

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

19

13.8

22.4

Previous Owner:

John Pringle, Chapel Hill, NC (formerly London), 1980-86; W. E. Hill & Sons, London

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Edmunds 1994

Harwood 1981, p. 472 (front); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: FB+S, label]

5-piece table, decorated back and ribs. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Pringle (replacing modern ones by Hill); current scroll likewise replaces a female head probably of French 18th-C origin. Ribs had been cut down, with a fold in the lower bout; restored by Hill and later by Pringle, who also added a hookbar and replaced the worm-eaten top block. No wooden linings or back braces except soundpost plate (also a replacement). No other viols known by this maker. Pringle’s dimensions: 38.3, 18.9/13.5/22.6, 7.4, -. Drawing available from museum (body only).