MFA 5; LOAN 26
F, Paris ?
USA, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts
No. of Strings:
1917.1717 (formerly 275)
F.W. Galpin, -1916
Museum data sheet; Loan 1904, p. 152
Galpin 1972, p. 19; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 281; Loan 1904, p. 152; Loan 1900, p. 29
On museum’s website (front [color]); Kuronen 2004, p. 136 (front [color]) Jeppesen 1979 (color); Bessaraboff 1941, pl. XI (front); Galpin 1937, pl. VI.9 (front); [unpublished, from museum: front; from D. Kuronen, 5/15: back (color)]; [by TGM: front (color)]
Jeppesen 1979 (Rameau)
Bessaraboff: 2-piece back, 2-piece table, double purfling on latter only. Cross-bars replaced with “extra strong” ones. Galpin 1972: “in faint ink writing, Claude Pierray Paris 1727” (date sic). Tourin notes seen at MFA: 19th C. neck, but head and pegbox original. Tourin/Viollist: wood liners and corner blocks, not original? Restored 1961/63 by Donald Warnock (table recontoured, 4 new pegs, etc.); 1965 by Lloyd Adams (new back braces and bass bar, repaired worm damage esp. to head and pegbox, revarnished); also a repair label of Messrs. John A. Gould & Sons, Boston, Mass., 1936. Bessaraboff reports bridge stamped “Chanot” (later replaced by Warnock).