No. of Strings:
Hart House, University of Toronto
Arts & Letters Club and Hart House, Toronto, 1932-35; Massey Foundation et al., Toronto, 1919-32; W. Howard Head, Vancouver, 1910-1919; idem, London
Morton 2010, pp. 45-47; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)
Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 45-47
Morton 2010, pp. 45-46 (FB+SS, head 3/4); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]
Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)
Tourin: 2-piece table with high arch and single purfling; 2-piece back with no purfling. Neck and scroll seem wide for body: not original? FB+TP maple with ebony veneer; hookbar only goes halfway down ribs. Dutch? (1926 appraisal by Auguste Delivet: “Ancienne école française”) TGM visit: display sign suggests date c. 1700; peg order reversed (top string closest to nut). Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): neck vastly wider than normal, table arching has been reshaped; dimensions from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical. Quotes 2009 valuation by B. Hebbert: poor quality of carved head suggests made outside Paris, but varnish is typical for places influenced by Paris; instrument itself competently made by someone unfamiliar with viols; large neck is unusual. Possibly therefore by someone like François Lupot in Orléans. Tourin dimensions 34.5, 17.0/12.3/20.0, 8.6, 39-40.