Nicolas Bertrand / a Paris 1704 [probably handwritten?]; also stamped BERTRAND at top of back
No. of Strings:
Laurence Dreyfus, Oxford, 1988-2017; Gregor Anthony, Freising near Munich, 1979-1988; Marco Pallis, -mid-1979
G. Anthony to TGM, 6/19; L. Dreyfus & P. Hütmannsberger to TGM 1/02; [drawing seen by PT]
Munrow 1976, p. 87 (front); [unpublished, from owner 8/13: F, B+S body only, head front, C bouts, neck heel, brand stamp, label (color)]
Ryan 1978 (Couperin); Ryan 1977 (Bach Trio)
Tourin: new neck; small viol; dimensions (rough, off a drawing) 69.6, 32.2/23.2/39.0, 13.1, 69.5 (back widths 32.0/23.3/39.1). Current head copied from Kuijken’s Bertrand, by a French luthier for G. Anthony, according to L. Dreyfus, who also identified the viol’s presence in Munrow’s photo (adding that it then still had a neck by St. George). Jane Ryan never owned it, but had it on extended loan from Marco Pallis.