DHV:
873
Tourin ID:
UCLA 3

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1750

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1750 [printed except 50]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

University of California at Los Angeles, no. 604007649-23 (formerly 3-21); Erich Lachmann, Los Angeles, -1961; Albert Caressa, Paris

Measurements:

Body Length:

33

String Length:

32.4

Rib Depth:

5.4

Upper Width:

16.4

Middle Width:

11.4

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 167; Lachmann 1950, p. 28

Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 167 (F+B, head side [color]); Lachmann 1950, p. 29 (front 3/4)

Christie’s 2009/10/13, lot 167

Striped ribs & back (maple and palisander); table and back both have double purfling. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; “in a perfect state of preservation...with its original...varnish”. (Lachmann gives tuning as g-c’-e’-a’-d”.) Tourin dimensions 58.4, 34.6, 16.0/-/20.0, 5.4, - (converted from Lachmann’s inches); museum dimensions 33.1, 16.3/11.5/19.9, 5.4, 32.3. Christie’s: dark stripes chestnut, length of back 33.