DHV:
297
Tourin ID:
GENEV 17

1702

Bass

Nicolas

Bertrand

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Geneva

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

IM 21

Label Text:

Nicolas Bertrand / à Paris 1702

Measurements:

String Length:

76

Total Length:

Body Length:

78

Upper Width:

36.4

Rib Depth:

15

Middle Width:

27

Bottom Width:

44

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Information Source:

J. Deferne to TGM, 6/10; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

On museum’s website (front [color]); König 1985, p. 89 (front); [unpublished, from J. Deferne 6/10: front, head back (color)]; [by PT: front (color)]

Tourin: neck probably not original (graft at pegbox, which is gilded and very wide); dimensions approximate, done quickly. J. Deferne’s dimensions: -, 36.2/26.8/44.2, 14.8, 75.0; label text also from him. By far the largest Bertrand bass.