A Pardessus de Viole by Ludovicus Guersan

A five-stringed descant viol, developed in 18th century France, where it was popular with amateurs.


Maple & walnut
32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
Arnold Dolmetsch

The pegbox is surmounted by a carved female head.

Venue details

Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road, Forest Hill, LONDON London SE23 3PQ 020 8699 1872 www.horniman.ac.uk

Entry details

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