DHV:
1046
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1754

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Cincinnati, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

Carolyn Surrick, Annapolis, MD, c. 1982-200?; Larry Needham, Santa Cruz, CA, -c. 1982

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.4

String Length:

31.5

Rib Depth:

4.8

Upper Width:

15.9

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.4

Information Source:

TGM visit 4/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S; head F+B]; [unpublished, taken at Smithsonian 4/95: FB+S]

Pappano 2017 (Fêtes Galantes: Vivaldi, Jobert); Pappano 2014 (Boismortier)

Striped back (DLDLD) & ribs (LDL), yew & maple. Elaborately carved head. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. C holes recut wider. New neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, and bridge by W. L. Monical, 1994 (seen open and unnecked at his shop 8/92); original neck had been narrowed for use as a violin. End button, but flush strip may be remains of hookbar.