DHV:
891
Tourin ID:
VIC 15, KENS 3

1760C

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan ?

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Head:

Cherub

Catalog Number:

163-1882

Label Text:

A...nius Gragnani fecit / Luberti anno 1741 [printed except 41, indistinct]

Measurements:

String Length:

31

Total Length:

62

Body Length:

32.5

Upper Width:

16

Rib Depth:

5.3

Middle Width:

11

Bottom Width:

18.5

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel, London (in 1872, 1876)

Information Source:

Baines 1968, p. 110 (2nd ed. 1978, p. 8)

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Auctions:

Comments:

Baines 1968, p. 110 (2nd ed. 1978, p. 8); Engel 1876, p. 68; Engel 1874, p. 342; Engel 1872, p. 22 (no. 158)

[Unpublished, from M. Herzog 5/98: front, back 3/4 (color)]

Striped back and ribs (sycamore and yew); 2-piece table; both with double purfling. Baines: “Similar to the work of Guersan”. On display 10/01: C-holes clumsily widened, has frets but no strings, and only 3 pegs (pegbox set up for 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side). M. Herzog: head possibly by La Fille.