Viola da gamba Bass
Henry Jaye, London, 17th C.
Catalog 100. Viola da gamba, bass, Henry Jaye, London, 17th C.
Henry Jaye is considered to be one of the most outstanding makers of viols in Jacobean England, particularly suited for the performance of the viol consort repertoire. Although he is expressly mentioned in Thomas Mace’s Musick’s Monument (1676) as one of the five most salient luthiers making viols in England, surprisingly little concrete information on this maker has been found. It seems that only his instruments are left to testify to his greatness as a maker.