DHV:
558
Tourin ID:
LIS 05

17.. ?

Bass

Nicolas

Bertrand ?

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

P, Lisbon

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)

Head:

Bacchus

Catalog Number:

MM 7

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

121

Body Length:

65

Upper Width:

30.5

Rib Depth:

13

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

36

Previous Owner:

Antonio Lamas

Information Source:

PT visit 10/78; P Torres to PT 3/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

On museum’s website (front [color]); [by PT: front, head front (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front 3/4]

Website: 2-piece table and back; unknown maker; attribution to Bertrand goes back to catalogue of Lamas collection, but varnish makes this doubtful. Tourin: double purfling on table, single on back, along with 3 diamond purfling designs; head now very black, may once have been gilded; varnish “dark brown, dirty, with hint of red”; “slim chance that it could actually be a Bertrand”. Torres: no label, perhaps Nicolas Bertrand; very dark varnish, possibly not original.