Instrument

 
Back: One-piece
Front: has a prominent knot
Varnish: Red-orange-brown
Body Length: 35.7 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Center Bout: 11.2 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.2 cm.
Wurlitzer Number: 2155

Photos

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  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu, 1743", VSA News Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 3, Spring, 1975, 1975: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 57: Black-and-white photos (front & back - dated 1735).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side - stamped "M815").

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive: Black-and-white photos (Z329 - front, back & side, dated 1735).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Norman Carol     1975    For members only 
Eleanor Slatkin (Los Angeles)        For members only 
Felix Slatkin        For members only 
Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.         
Albert Spalding     1937  1953   
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
Norman Carol     1975   
...       
Albert Spalding     1936  1953 
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

Certificates

Certificate: Emile Francais, Paris

Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York

Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris

References

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 57.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive.

World of Strings, Autumn 1980, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, 1980.

"Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu, 1743", VSA News Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 3, Spring, 1975, 1975.