DHV:
1279
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1770

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1770 [printed except 70]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

New York, NY

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

2001.588

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, -2001

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.8

String Length:

31.7

Rib Depth:

5.2

Upper Width:

15.9

Middle Width:

11.0

Bottom Width:

19.4

Information

Source:

Museum’s website (collection database); TGM visit 5/01

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front 7/8 [color]); MacCracken 2017, p. 64 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs. Neck probably original; unfretted when seen; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Bridge by “R + M MILLANT A PARIS”. Wear to varnish on neck suggests instrument has been much played with violin grip.