DHV:
1347
Tourin ID:

1772

Pardessus

Antoine

Saint Paul

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

I, Laveno Monbello

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

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Label Text:

[Antonius Saint-Paul, propè Comoediam Gallican, Lutetiae, anno 1772]

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Previous Owner:

Christine Payeux, Tours (France), 1989-c. 2000(?); “un professeur de violon de Douai”

Information Source:

C. Payeux to TGM, 8/03; photos seen at J. Kraft, 9/02

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Comments:

Vidal 1889, chap. 5, s.v. Saint-Paul

[”Settembre Musica” poster online at www.bach-cantatas.com (3/4 view [color])]; [unpublished, seen at J. Kraft’s but not copied]

Striped back with double purfling. Long and wide C-holes. Pegbox has carved back and sides (flower heads now misaligned with pegholes); 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side, with angular edges. Black fingerboard and tailpiece, white hookbar. Set up with only 4 strings when acquired by C. Payeux in 1989. Probably the same mentioned by Vidal 1889: “Nous avons trouvé l’étiquette suivante...dans un pardessus de viole vernis jaune, tête sculptée: Antonius Saint-Paul, propè Comoediam Gallican, Lutetiae, anno 1772. Cela est imprimé dans le cartel de Louis Guersan, dont it fut le successeur.”