DHV:
1279
Tourin ID:

1770

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

2001.588

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1770 [printed except 70]

Measurements:

String Length:

31.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

32.8

Upper Width:

15.9

Rib Depth:

5.2

Middle Width:

11

Bottom Width:

19.4

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, -2001

Information Source:

Museum’s website (collection database); TGM visit 5/01

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Comments:

On museum’s website (front 7/8 [color])

Striped back and ribs. Neck probably original; unfretted when seen; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Bridge by “R + M MILLANT A PARIS”. Wear to varnish on neck suggests instrument has been much played with violin grip.