DHV:
1046
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1754

Label Text:

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Carolyn Surrick, Annapolis, MD, c. 1982-200?; Larry Needham, Santa Cruz, CA, -c. 1982

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.4

String Length:

31.5

Rib Depth:

4.8

Upper Width:

15.9

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.4

Information

Source:

TGM visit 4/95

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S; head F+B]; [unpublished, taken at Smithsonian 4/95: FB+S]

Recordings:

Pappano 2017 (Fêtes Galantes: Vivaldi, Jobert); Pappano 2014 (Boismortier)

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (3 dark, 2 light) and ribs (LDL), yew and maple. Elaborately carved head. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. C holes recut wider. New neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, and bridge by W. L. Monical, 1994 (seen open and unnecked at his shop 8/92); original neck had been narrowed for use as a violin. End button, but flush strip may be remains of hookbar.