DHV:
381
Tourin ID:
HART 6

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Maker:

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1699 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN, Toronto, Ontario

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

181

Head:

Female

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:

66

String Length:

64.5? 66.0

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

30.3

Middle Width:

22.9

Bottom Width:

37.4

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 334-35; Morton 2010, pp. 54-56; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)

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Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 334-35; Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 54-56; Hellwig 1980, p. 259

Hellwig 2011, p. 335; Morton 2010, pp. 54-55 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4, head front, neck heel, soundholes (color)]; [unpublished, sent to PT: front]

Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell)

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 109; Hellwig 1980, no. 093. 2-piece table with double purfling (partly replaced); 2-piece back (arched) with later maple edging. Pegbox with open-carved back only partly original (bottom), with side carvings replaced; neck, fingerboard, tailpiece not original. Dimensions 66.4, 30.7/22.4/37.1, 12.4, -. Tourin: bottom bass rib probably not original (doesn’t match others); dimensions 66.2, 30.0/22.5/37.0, 12.7, 64.5-66.0. Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): table not original but predates arrival in Toronto; back probably originally had ivory edging; dimensions (from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical): 66.2, 30.0/22.6/37.2, 12.7, 64.1. Reauthenticated by F. Hellwig in 2008; until that year, had bridge made in 1976 by D. Kessler, probably for Peggie Sampson. Hellwig 2011 adds: outer portions of table are replacement wood, and purfling has been altered, and same for edging on back (now wood instead of ivory). Back widths 30.7/22.4/37.1. High-quality repairs probably by D. Kessler; no problem with attribution to Tielke, and dating supported by style of carved head.