DHV:
378
Tourin ID:
HART 3

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

F ?

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN

Toronto, ON

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

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:

34.5

String Length:

39.5

Rib Depth:

8.6

Upper Width:

17.2

Middle Width:

12.4

Bottom Width:

20.2

Information

Source:

Morton 2010, pp. 45-47; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)

Literature:

Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 45-47

Photographs:

Morton 2010, pp. 45-46 (FB+SS, head 3/4); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

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.