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Tenor Viola da Gamba by Gregor Karpp, Königsberg, East Prussia, 1693

NMM 4573.  Tenor viola da gamba by Gregor Karp, Koenigsberg, East Prussia, 1693. Bass side Treble side Back

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NMM 4573. Tenor viol by Gregor Karpp, Königsberg, East Prussia, 1693. Period case. Ex colls.: Canon Francis W. Galpin, Harlow, England; Eric Marshall Johnson. Handwritten label text: Gregorii Karp / In Königsberg / Anno 1693. Body length:  54.8 cm; vibrating string length:  51.0 cm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, 1989.


Label


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Label


Front, Sides, and Back of Pegbox


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Front of pegbox Back of pegbox

Bass side view of pegbox Carving on pegbox finial Treble side view of pegbox


Neck Heel


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Neck heel, bass side Neck heel, three-quarter view Neck heel, treble side


Period Case Accompanying Tenor Viola da Gamba by Gregor Karpp


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Front view of original case Lock side of original case Portrait view of original case Hinge side of original case Back of original case

Case Details


Back of original case

Double-headed Eagle Ornament

Hook
Lock
A ring
A second ring

Hook

Locking Mechanism

Ring for a Strap

Ring for a Strap

A hinge
A second hinge

Hinge

Hinge


Literature:  Sotheby's Musical Instruments:  November 23-25, 1988 (London: Sotheby's, 1988), Lot No. 663, pp. 296-297.

Herbert Heyde, Musikinstrumentenbau in Preussen (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1994), pp. 370-371, 373.

John Koster, "Museum Collections as Resources for Musical Instrument Makers," American Lutherie, 42 (Summer 1995), p. 29.

David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 45.

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Front of pegbox Fingerboard Upper bouts Soundholes Lower bouts Tailpiece Inlaid crown Lower bouts Lower bouts Bass side of pegbox Bass side Neck heel Bass side of body Bottom of viol Treble side of pegbox Treble side Neck heel Treble side of body Bottom of viol Back of pegbox Back of viol Upper bout, back Center bouts, back Lower bouts, back