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  • Viol, 1692
    Barak Norman (English, 1651–1724)
    Wood

    L. 25 1/8 in. (63.7 cm)
    Labeled: Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in St. Paul's Ally / London Fecit 1692.
    Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990 (1990.223)

    The instrument was restored by the noted English maker George Saint George in 1899. He fitted a new neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece, transferring the original decorative inlaid facing to the new parts. This instrument, previously converted to a cello, was reconverted to a gamba by the noted English maker George Saint George in 1899 when he fitted it with a new neck and fingerboard. The instrument was received further repairs in 1956 by Dietrich M. Kessler.

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    Viol, 1692
    Barak Norman (English, 1651–1724)
    Wood

    L. 25 1/8 in. (63.7 cm)
    Labeled: Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in St. Paul's Ally / London Fecit 1692.
    Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990 (1990.223)


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