DHV:
713
Tourin ID:
PARIS 23

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Edward

Lewis

Date:

1687

Edward Lewis in St. Paul allay in London 1687

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

E.1443 (formerly C.1037)

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

Gand & Bernardel frères, -1892

Measurements:

Body Length:

70

String Length:

70

Rib Depth:

13.1

Upper Width:

32.2

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

40

Information Source:

Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 684; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2003b, p. 39 (L1); Topham 2003, p. 135; Gétreau 1996, p. 684; Pillaut 1894, p. 9

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from Smithsonian: FB+S]; [? by PT: FB+S (color)]

On display 8/02: double purfling (C-holes only single); table ornament elaborate but open design with birds’ heads at top level; fleurs-de-lys at corners. 3-piece back, decorated ribs. Neck has been narrowed; currently without strings, bridge, or tailpiece. Topham 2003: 2-piece table, youngest growth ring is 1672 on bass side, 1679 on treble. Pieces not from same tree, but each matches one side of a Jacobs viol (unspecified). Museum’s dimensions 69.6, 31.7/22.8/39.9, 13.0, - (probably taken on back). Repaired in 1892 by Gustave Bernardel, successor to Gand & Bernardel frères: new tailpiece (Gétreau 1996, p. 451).