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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Nicolas

Bertrand

Date:

1701

Label Text:

Nicolas Bertrand à Paris, 1701; also stamped BERTRAND at top of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

0222

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

François-Joseph Fétis, Brussels

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.4

String Length:

30.5

Rib Depth:

6.1

Upper Width:

16.0

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

1918.8

Information Source:

M. Maes to TGM, 8/21; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)

Literature:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:320

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); Moens 2000, p. 19 (F [color]); Otterstedt 1994, p. 205 (head side); [unpublished, from M. Maes 8/21: F body only, B+S, head front and back 3/4, details of neck and ribs (color); unpublished, in Heale Archive, from museum: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon (and museum’s website): dessus; dimensions: L-total 62, W-bottom 19. Photos show single purfling on front, none on back; elaborate carving on back of pegbox.