Charles Brooks - Charles Theress Double Bass


Charles Theress Double Bass

Charles Brooks 2022

The inside of a heavily restored Double Bass by Charles Theress, circa 1860, one of the finest bass makers in the history of the instrument. Photographed in Wellington, New Zealand, with the aid of its present owner Matthew Cave.

This bass has been resident in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for decades, first brought over in the 1970s, then passed to Matthew in the early 2000s. It was almost lost when the ex-principal of the orchestra was traveling with two basses and the wrong one was sent to Sotheby's Auction House (this bass rather than a cheaper French instrument he was intending to sell). He only realised when Sothebys called saying the quality of the instrument was far better than they expected…

Panorama of nine images shot on the Lumix S1R with the Laowa 24mm probe lens.


915 x 610mm

Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 gsm

Print Size 753 x 502mm

Wooden Frame

Acid Free Spanish White Matt Board

UV resistant non-reflective glass

Signed edition of 250

Certificate of Authenticity

Framed: $1950

Unframed: $1200


420 x 297mm

Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 gsm

Signed edition of 250

Certificate of Authenticity

Unframed: $455

PRICE: NZD $1,950.00


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