DHV:
377
Tourin ID:
HART 2

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Nicolas

Bertrand

Date:

Label Text:

B-----ND [faintly stamped on button]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN

Toronto, ON

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Arts & Letters Club and Hart House, Toronto, 1932-35; Massey Foundation et al., Toronto, 1919-32; W. Howard Head, Vancouver, 1910-1919; idem, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.3

String Length:

30.8

Rib Depth:

7.0

Upper Width:

15.7

Middle Width:

11.3

Bottom Width:

18.7

Information

Source:

Morton 2010, pp. 42-44; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)

Literature:

Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 42-44

Photographs:

Corriveau 2016 (front, head F+3/4 [color]); Eatock 2010, p. 64 (head 3/4); Morton 2010, pp. 42-43 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front, 3/4); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Corriveau 2016 (recital); Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

Single purfling on table, 2-piece back with none; overhanging edges. Original neck, somewhat thinned. Restored by Saint George, London 1899. Display sign suggests date c. 1725 (the year of Bertrand’s death). Tourin: “French, or Italian made for French trade?” Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): tailpiece is modern; pegbox elaborately carved; (from pre-1982 description by B. Pronger): much worm damage and many repaired cracks, bass bar probably by St. George; dimensions from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical. Tourin dimensions 31.2, 15.7/11.2/18.6, 7.0, 308-31.5.