DHV:
752
Tourin ID:
ROBIN 1

1649

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Cardiff

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Male

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

-------, 1649 [handwritten]

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.6

String Length:

69.6

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

32.6

24

40

Previous Owner:

D.F. Allen, - < 1976

Information Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 30

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2001: VME 30; Phillips 1/22/76, lot 100

Mackey 2012a, p. 11 (bottom rib); Heinrich 2010, p. 20 (front, body only); Fleming 2001: VME F30 (front, body only [color]); Hogwood 1978, p. 6 (front 3/4); Phillips 1/22/76, lot 100 (F+B)

Heinrich 2010 (Hume)

Phillips 1976/01/22, lot 100

Large C holes; male head with mustache (not original). Fleming 2001: 3-piece table, double purfling front and back; extensive half-edging and repairs. Phillips 1976: “circa 1650, attributed to the School of Henry Jaye...the pierced scroll and neck circa 1900.” 2-piece back, 12 wrest pins in bottom rib for sympathetic strings. L. Robinson to TGM, 10/11: restored by John Topham in 1975-76, his first viol restoration, under supervision of Dietrich Kessler; DK and LR examined the label (”small, scrappy and handwritten”) under ultra violet, but could only read the date, 1649.