DHV:
379
Tourin ID:
HART 4

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Henry

Jaye

Date:

1615 C

1704 Carlo Bergonzi / fecit Cremonae [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN, Toronto, Ontario

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

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

String Length:

31.5? 34.5

Rib Depth:

8

Upper Width:

15.7

Middle Width:

11

Bottom Width:

18.6

Information Source:

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

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Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 48-50

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pp. 48-49 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front, 3/4); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]; [unpublished, sent to PT: front 3/4]; [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front, back 3/4, side 3/4, body only (color)]

Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)

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): 33.0, 15.8/11.05/18.7, 8.0, 33.3. 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.