DHV:
712
Tourin ID:
PARIS 22

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

François

Gavinies

Date:

1744

GAVINIES, rue Saint / Thomas du Louvre / A PARIS 1744 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

E.1435 (formerly C.1020)

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Colonna [antique dealer], -1891

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.4

String Length:

33.8

Rib Depth:

6.7

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 684; P. Jacquier to Tourin, 9/79; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Gétreau 1996, pp. 275, 684; Thibault 1973, p. 42; Pillaut 1894, p.

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Thibault 1973, p. 42 (F+B)

Jacquier: “Malgré sa petite taille, l’instrument est indubitablement un dessus de viole, et non un pardessus.” Gétreau 1996, p. 590: Pillaut wrongly listed it as a pardessus. Soundholes placed high and vertical; 1-piece back. On display 8/02: ends of fingerboard and tailpiece have thick ivory strip; latter has pinwheel inlay in mother of pearl. Drawing available from Pierre Bohr (erorut@libero.it), per VdG-Mitteilungen, 12/03.