DHV:
376
Tourin ID:
HART 1

1761

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN, Toronto, Ontario

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Hart House, University of Toronto

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus Guersan prope comoediam Gallican lutetiae anno 1761 [presumably printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

31.3

Total Length:

60.5

Body Length:

32.8

Upper Width:

16

Rib Depth:

5.6

Middle Width:

11.4

Bottom Width:

19.6

Previous Owner:

Arts & Letters Club and Hart House, Toronto, 1932-35; Massey Foundation et al., Toronto, 1919-32; W. Howard Head, Vancouver, 1910-1919; idem, London

Information Source:

Morton 2010, pp. 39-41; W. Grunsky to G. Lyman 1/64; PT visit (unknown date)

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Comments:

Eatock 2010; Morton 2010, pp. 39-41

Morton 2010, pp. 39-40 (FB+SS, head 3/4); Voix Humaines 2009 (head front); [by TGM: in display case 1/07, front 3/4 (color)]; [unpublished, sent to PT: front]

Voix Humaines 2009 (Purcell) (?)

Striped back and ribs, 2-piece table, double purfling. Head not La Fille type; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (white on black). Morton 2010 (from 1982 appraisal by M. Remenyi): stripes are maple and fruitwood (pear or cherry); double purfling front and back; pegbox has floral carving and beading; (from pre-1982 description by B. Pronger): fingerboard and tailpiece not original, but neck, pegs, and bass bar are; dimensions (from 1974 appraisal by W. Monical): 32.8, 16.1/11.35/19.6, 5.6, 31.2.