DHV:
1226
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1751

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetiae / Anno / 1751 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Manchester

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

V6

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.3

Upper Width:

16

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 124; Waterhouse 1998

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 124; Waterhouse 1998

Waterhouse 2010, p. 124 (F+B, head front [color]); [by TGM: front 3/4 (color)]

Waterhouse 1998/2010: “treble viol”; striped back (3 dark = stained maple, 2 light = yew: ?) and ribs (3 pieces); 2-piece table. Original neck with usage marks for 8 frets; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Fingerboard (modern), tailpiece, hookbar of ebony. Modern bridge by Albert Philips (“W.E. Hill & Sons”). Dimensions are from back; rib height probably includes thickness of table and back. Dark striped wood on ribs is considerably faded; cosmetic damage (dark spots, etc.) on table and ribs; head probably by La Fille.