DHV:
379
Tourin ID:
HART 4

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London (Southwark)

Henry

Jaye

Date:

1615 C

Label Text:

1704 Carlo Bergonzi / fecit Cremonae [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN

Toronto, ON

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

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:

33.0

String Length:

33.3

Rib Depth:

8.0

Upper Width:

15.8

Middle Width:

11.0

Bottom Width:

18.7

Information

Source:

Morton 2010, pp. 48-50; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)

Literature:

Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 48-50

Photographs:

Eatock 2010, p. 62 (head 3/4); Morton 2010, pp. 48-49 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front, 3/4); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front, back 3/4, side 3/4 body only (color)]; [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]; [unpublished, sent to PT: front 3/4]

Recordings:

Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

5-piece table with low arch, 1-piece back, both with double purfling; ribs also have frame of continuous purfling. 2 grafts at pegbox, one running all the way to head (evidence of widening or narrowing?). Boldly carved grandfather’s head with beard, probably late 18th-C. German. Display sign suggests date c. 1680. Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): back and ribs of sycamore, head newer than rest; (from pre-1982 description by B. Pronger): neck thought to be original, head possibly by George St. George, instrument has been over-varnished, especially on table; dimensions from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical. Attribution to Jaye by B. Hebbert, 2009, based in part on similarity of varnish to the 1619 Jaye bass and purfling to the 1610 Jaye bass. Tourin dimensions 33.0, 15.7/11.0/18.6, 8.0, 31.5? 34.5