DHV:
241
Tourin ID:
DOLM 13

1761

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Haslemere

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Cherub

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus Guersan propè Comoediam Gallicam Lutetiae anno 1761

Measurements:

String Length:

31.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

32.4

Upper Width:

16

Rib Depth:

5.2

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

19.5

Previous Owner:

Cécile Dolmetsch; Arnold Dolmetsch (owned at least by 1891)

Information Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 74; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

König 1985, pp. 108, 110-11; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 74; Dolmetsch 1966, p. 58; Hipkins 1891, p. 746

Chelys 27 (1999), p. iv; König 1985, pp. 110-11 (F+B 7/8, head FB+S); Dolmetsch 1978, p. 75? (front 3/4); Dolmetsch 1966, p. 58; Danks 1958, p. 111 (front); Dolmetsch 1904, pp. 135-36 (front 7/8, head back) [“1760”]

Striped back and ribs; double purfling on table; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece original. Elaborate carving on back and sides of pegbox. [Dolmetsch 1978 gives date as 1762, but says “property of Cécile Dolmetsch”, while her Guersan is elsewhere stated to be dated 1761: probably the same.] Said to be identical to DOLM 14 except for date. Hayes 1930, p. 5, is identified as a treble by Feyzeau (1753), but actually shows this instrument (front view), then also owned by Arnold Dolmetsch.