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Pardessus de Viole

Maker:
Louis Guersan (French, Paris ca. 1713–after 1781 Paris)
Date:
1770
Geography:
Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
L. 61.8 cm (24 5/16 in.), Diam. (including bridge) 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-fretted
Credit Line:
Purchase, Margaret M. Hess Gift, in memory of her father, John D. McCarty, and Gift of Yella Pessl, by exchange, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.588
Not on view
Marking: (on engraved paper label): Ludovicus/GUERSAN/ propé/Comoediam/Gallicum/Lutetioe/Anno/1770;
(stamped on modern bridge): "R. & M. MILLANT A PARIS"
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