DHV:
203
Tourin ID:
CALD 03

1760 C

Quinton

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus Guersan Prope Comoediam Gallicam Lutetiae Anno 17--

Measurements:

String Length:

31.9

Total Length:

Body Length:

34.2

Upper Width:

16.2

Rib Depth:

3.3

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

20.6

Previous Owner:

Alain Vian, Paris, -1970

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, QT-52; Caldwell 1974, pp. 64-5

Caldwell 2012, pp. 100-103 (FB+S, head FB+S, treble F-hole [color]); McDonald 1977 (French Baroque), p. 3 (B+S); Caldwell 1974, pp. 64-5 (FB+S); [by TGM: 7/92 F+S; 5/09 label (partial, color)]

McDonald 1979 (Marais); McDonald 1977 (French Baroque)

Arched back, overhanging edges. All original except bridge and soundpost; neck slightly narrowed; never opened. Scroll probably by La Fille. Flush, inlaid ivory “frets”: fingers go between, not on them. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Tourin/JVdGSA dimensions: 62.3, 34.0, 16.2/11.1/20.6, 4.0, 32.1.