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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1754

Label Text:

Ludovicus / Guersan / propé / Commoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Linda Shortridge, Bloomington, IN; Gerald Trimble, Asheville, NC, 2004- ; André Bissonet, Paris

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.3

String Length:

31.8

Rib Depth:

5.0

Upper Width:

16.2

Middle Width:

11.3

Bottom Width:

20.0

Information Source:

TGM visit, 9/10; Trimble to TGM, 6/09

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Pringle 4/10: FB+S body only, head FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs, La Fille-style pegbox decorations, double purfling on front and back. Table has a faint 8 cm circle near end of fingerboard, perhaps traces of an inked rosette? 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side.