DHV:
1055
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1762

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1762 [printed except 62; might be 69]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Washington, DC

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Smithsonian Institution

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

1994.0036.01

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Arthur Larson, Durham, NC, -1994; Joseph Peknik, New York; found in a pawnshop, mid-1980s

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.7

String Length:

31.7

Rib Depth:

5

Upper Width:

16

Middle Width:

11.4

Bottom Width:

19.5

Information Source:

TGM visit to L. Larson 1/94

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

On Wikimedia.org (front 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from museum: FB+S, head 3/4]; [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S]

Striped back & ribs. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Repair labels: “Peter Tourin / Tourin Musica / 19 Duxbury, Vermont 84 / Restored” [printed except “Restored”]; “Donald Warnock / Luthier, 1984 / Repairs to surfaces, / retouching, overvarnish” [handwritten]. Possibly the same as Jacquot 1900, no. 95 (which he calls a quinton, but his Fig. 6 proves is a pardessus), then owned by him; but that one is perhaps more likely to be the 1762 sold at Vichy-Enchères in 12/2013.