DHV:
746
Tourin ID:
RCM 3

1700 C

Bass

Edward

Lewis

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Royal College of Music

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

206

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.8

String Length:

62.6

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

31.9

23.8

38

Previous Owner:

Sir George Donaldson, from at least 1885 to between 1900 and 1925

Information Source:

Wells & Nobbs 2007, pp. 136-37; TGM visit 10/01; PT visit 9/78

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Comments:

Wells & Nobbs 2007, pp. 136-37; Mullen 2006, p. 24; Hebbert 2003b, p. 39 (L5); Loan 1885, p. 2

Wells & Nobbs 2007, pp. 136-37 (front; back body only); [unpublished, from museum: F+B]

2-piece table with floral ornament including heart (whose upper-right section is incompletely cross-hatched) but no fleurs-de-lys at corners; 3-piece back with extensive inlay along center piece (3 main groups of diamonds with connecting material, plus relief carving along joints: similar to Lewis viols in Paris and Brussels museums); double purfling front and back; ribs plain. Back has crossbars below and above soundpost plate, plus a vertical bar from latter to neck heel (unlikely to be original). Bottom block trapezoid shape, top block covered with cloth (?). Currently has cello neck; unrepaired worm damage to table; evidence of multiple repairs, and in need of more. Wells & Nobbs 2007: dimensions 66.0, 32.4/23.9/38.7, 11.4, 62.0.