DHV:
549
Tourin ID:
LESS 2

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

François

Gavinies

Date:

1748

Label Text:

Gavinies, rue Saint / Thomas du Louvre. / A Paris, 1748 [printed except 48]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Ellerhoop

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Hermann Hickethier, 1983-c. 2007; Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf, -1983; Wilhelm Hamma, Stuttgart

Measurements:

Body Length:

36.0

String Length:

33.0

Rib Depth:

7.0

Upper Width:

17.5

Middle Width:

12.5

Bottom Width:

20.5

Information

Source:

TGM visit 6/17; owner to TGM, 6/98

Literature:

Photographs:

van der Velden 1994 (Purcell) (front [color]); [unpublished, from former owner: front 7/8, back; head front 7/8, back, side; part of label (color)]

Recordings:

Eckert 2021 (Barrière); Eckert 2002 (Hugard); van der Velden 1998 (Byrd & Gibbons); Eckert 1997 (Blainville); Eckert 1996 (Heudelinne); van der Velden 1994 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored for Alfred Lessing by Günther Hellwig. 2-piece table and back, both with single purfling; La Fille style decoration on pegbox sides and back, original neck, horizontal white strip (bone or ivory?) at lower end of fingerboard and upper end of tailpiece (latter by Hellwig, as is hookbar). No corner blocks, only linen. TGM @ BEMF 6/17: first two digits of date smudged, last two still very clear. Can also be played as a pardessus.