DHV:
706
Tourin ID:
PARIS 16

1740

Pardessus

Antoine

Véron

# of Strings:

6? (now 7)

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

E.0510 (formerly C.139)

Label Text:

Antoine Véron rue de la Juiverie 1740

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

31.5

Upper Width:

14

Rib Depth:

5.8

Middle Width:

10.5

Bottom Width:

18.5

Previous Owner:

Dr Julien Fau, -1873

Information Source:

Museum’s website; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Drescher 1990, p. 650; Gétreau 1996, p. 659; Lütgendorff 1922, 2:534; Chouquet 1884, p. 32

On museum’s website (B+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color])

Arched back with no fold, narrow body, wide fingerboard, large head. Gétreau 1996, p. 446: repaired in 1876 by Gand & Bernardel frères (new bridge, tailpiece shortened, ivory for peg heads); also repaired by Nézot. Lütgendorff calls this “eine fünfsaitige Viola” but in error; Chouquet correctly says 7 strings. 3 pegs treble, 4 bass side. (7th peg appears to have been added, so probably originally 6 strings.) Drescher says only surviving instrument by this maker, but Lütgendorff’s label illustration (2:665) shows date of 1746, presumably from somewhere else.