DHV:
878
Tourin ID:
VIC 02, KENS 6

1667

Treble

Henry

Jaye

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London (Southwark)

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

173-1882

Label Text:

Henry Jaye in / Southwarke / 1667 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

42.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

43.2

Upper Width:

20.3

Rib Depth:

9.1

Middle Width:

15

Bottom Width:

25.8

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel (in 1872, 1876)

Information Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 17; Pringle (drawing and text) 1979; PT visit 6/77

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Comments:

Fleming 2007, p. 30 (JP 11); Fleming 2001: VME 17; König 1985, p. 31; Coates 1985, pp. 44-47; Baines 1968, p. 3; Engel 1876, p. 68; Engel 1874, pp. 338-9; Engel 1872, p. 22 (no. 160)

On museum’s website (front [color], B+S, head F+S, rosette); Fleming 2001: VME F17 (front, body only), L30 (rosette), L58 (back, bottom rib) [all color]; Woodfield & Robinson 2001, 26:673, fig. 12b (front); König 1985, p. 36 (front); Harwood 1981, p. 473 (front); Woodfield & Robinson 1980, 3:745, fig. 11b (front); Woodfield & Robinson 1980, 19:800, fig. 11b (front); Baines 1968, fig. 1 (front, back 3/4)

Fleming 2001: treble/tenor; Pringle 1979 and König 1985: alto; Baines 1968: small tenor; Engel 1872: “Counter-tenor viol”. Baines: Ribs cut down and back bent in lower bout for playing on shoulder. Pegbox original; decoration of it and body very similar to 1624 Jaye bass in Paris; label identical. Soundpost plate probably original; fingerboard and tailpiece not. Back and ribs of sycamore [recte: plum], except lower fold of mahogany. Rosette; purfling around soundholes. Bridge design unusual, maybe 18th C. Fleming 2001: 7-piece table with purfled oval rose; double purfling front and back; original neck (though angle and length altered), also pegbox and head. Some evidence that Jaye had died by 1641: is this viol the work of another member of family or shop? Fleming 2016: Jaye died in 1636; this viol perhaps by Robert Jay, a fellow Fletcher and parishioner who may have been a brother or cousin. On display 10/01 + 8/03: scroll and pegbox heavily carved, also neck foot. Drawing by Pringle (1979) available from museum. König 1985 dimensions: 44.2, 20.4/14.9/26.0, 9.0, 42.5.