Instrument

  • ID: 546
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1735
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Lamoureux, Zimbalist
 
Stolen
Label: original
Back: Two-piece
Body Length: 35.6 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.5 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"How Many Strads? - Part XXXV", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, January, 1943, 1943: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 2, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen, 1929: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side - Plate XXXIV).

Die Kunst des Geigenbaues (1997), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Berlin, 1997: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952: Black-and-white photo (front, back & side).

Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., 1932: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side - initialed by Emil Herrmann).

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side & inside).


Notes

Emil Herrmann notes: "absolut erstklassig und tad. echt. . . Sehr brilliant . .. im Ton. . ."
The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
David Sarser (New York)   1948       
Efrem Zimbalist   1925    1948  For members only 
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.  1925    1925   
Erich Lachmann  1925    1925   
Dr. Steiner-Schweitzer (Zurich)  1924    1925   
Hamma & Co. (Stuttgart)  1924    1924   
Dr. Hans Kühne (Lindau/Cologne)  1923    1924   
Hamma & Co. (Stuttgart)      1923   
Maucotel & Deschamps  1922      For members only 
Caressa & Francais (Paris)  1917       
Becker  1890    1917   
Charles Lamoureux     1870  1890   
...         
Marquis de Louvencourt         
...         

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
...       
David Sarser   1948     
Efrem Zimbalist   1925    1948 
...       

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: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati

References

Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961.

Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902.

Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 2, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen, 1929.

Die Kunst des Geigenbaues (1997), Otto Möckel, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Berlin, 1997.

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945.

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952.

Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., 1932.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43.

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977.

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972.

"A Collector of Violins", Dr. Hans Kühne, Violins & Violinists, August, 1951, 1951.

"How Many Strads? - Part XXXV", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, January, 1943, 1943.

Correspondence with David Sarser, June, 2005.