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Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1749

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetioe / Anno / 1749 [printed except 49]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Library of Congress

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Henry Blakiston Wilkins, -1937

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.9

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.4

Upper Width:

15.9

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

19.3

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92; Monical Checklist 1983; Traficante 1973

Literature:

Traficante 1973, p. 36

Photographs:

Traficante 1973, pp. 44-49 (FB+S, head side)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Not set up when seen, so string length estimated. Tourin/Traficante dimensions 32.7, 15.9/11.2/19.3, 6, 31.6; Monical dimensions 32.7, 15.9/11.2/19.4, 5.4, -