DHV:
1196
Tourin ID:

1762

Pardessus

Nicolas

Desrousseaux

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Verdun

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

E.979.2.48

Label Text:

NI / DESROUSEAUX / LUTIE / A VERDUN / 1762 [printed except 1762; last digit might be a 3]

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.7

String Length:

32.1

Rib Depth:

3.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

16.6

12.1

19.9

Previous Owner:

Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, -1979

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/11; museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 727

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Comments:

Gétreau 1996, p. 727

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head side [color]); [by TGM: head B+S, label (color)]

Museum lists as quinton. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side. On display 8/02: shallow ribs, arched back, and tailgut (no frets); really a hybrid. Visit 8/11: 1-piece table, 2-piece back, both with inked purfling and clear fluting at edges, which overhang the ribs. Neck set straight to body, with wedged fingerboard; integral with pegbox and head, so all probably original; head has raised loop of hair. String length reflects bridge placement 2/3 down soundholes. No back bars at all, and no frets (or marks on neck from former frets).