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Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Jean

Ouvrard

Date:

1742

Label Text:

[presumably: Ouvrard, luthier, place de l'Ecole, à Paris, 1742]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Brighton City Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

WA 100576 (R.5773/6)

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Albert Spencer, -1960

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.4

String Length:

32.0

Rib Depth:

4.5

Upper Width:

17.0

Middle Width:

13.0

Bottom Width:

20.5

Information Source:

Museum to TGM, 6/07 + 1/10

Literature:

Photographs:

Unpublished, from museum 2/08: front 3/4, B+S, head (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Back and ribs of a darker wood, perhaps walnut or even mahogany? Double purfling on both front and back, the latter in blond lines. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side.