DHV:
605
Tourin ID:
MFA 5; LOAN 26

1708 ?

Bass

Claude

Pierray ?

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Boston, MA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museum of Fine Arts

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

1917.1717 (formerly 275)

Label Text:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69

String Length:

72.5

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

33.3

24.7

40.5

Previous Owner:

F.W. Galpin, -1916

Information Source:

Museum data sheet; Loan 1904, p. 152

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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 VI.9 (front); [unpublished, from museum: front; from D. Kuronen, 5/15: back (color)]; [by TGM: front (color)]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).