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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. 51-53; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)
Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 51-53
Morton 2010, pp. 51-52 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: FB+S body only, head FB+S 3/4 (color)]; [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]; [unpublished, sent to PT: front 3/4]
Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)
2-piece table with low arch, 2-piece back, both with double purfling; ribs also have double purfling outlining each of 6 sections. Now has a tenor neck (too long for body); with proper length, SL perhaps about 44 cm. Once had a fold in lower bout to permit playing on shoulder. Fine Ulysses head, almost identical to that now on Caldwells’ festoon Rose bass. Repair inscription: “Restored pegbox, ribs and back to their original form. Made fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge. G. St. George London 1899.” Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): neck is modern, pegbox covered with intricate floral carvings and purfling inlay; (from pre-1982 description by B. Pronger): ribs cut down, probably in 19th C., with second fold to allow playing under chin, and pegbox modified; these changes undone by St. George; dimensions from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical. Attribution to Rose by B. Hebbert, 2009, based on similarity of carved head and texture of maple on back and ribs to 1598 Rose tenor (ASHMOL 5). Tourin dimensions 42.6, 20.5/15.0/25.0, 9.2, 49.5.