Instrument

  • ID: 7846
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Nicolas Lupot
  • Year built: 1809
  • City: Paris
  • Name:
 
Label: "Nicolas Lupot, Luthier, rue Crois- / -des petits-Champs, a Paris, l'an 1809" and signed on the inside of the back
Back: One-piece cut on the half-slab with an irregular broad figure slanting steeply downwards from right to left
Ribs: of medium curl
Scroll: of faint figure; the champfer is picked out in black
Front: of wide grain at the center, opening out towards the flanks
Varnish: Red-brown
Body Length: 36.0 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Center Bout: 11.3 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.8 cm.

Photos

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  • front
  • back
  • label

Iconography Index

"An Interview with the Violinist Louis Kaufman", Albert Mell, VSA Proceedings, Vol. VII, No. 4, 1985, 1985: Black-and-white photos (front, back, scroll, label and signature on inside of instrument).

"Nicholas Lupot", The Strad, December, 1972, 1972: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, inside, and label).


Notes

"The Nicolas Lupot violin illustrated here had been in the possession of a French family for over half a century until it was acquired last year by the distinguished American violinist Louis Kaufman, of Los Angeles, California, during a visit to Europe."
"Nicholas Lupot", The Strad, December, 1972, 1972.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Louis Kaufman   1971  1986     
Philippe Dupuy      1971   
...         

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

Certificates

Certificate: Philippe Dupuy, Paris, October 2, 1968

References

"An Interview with the Violinist Louis Kaufman", Albert Mell, VSA Proceedings, Vol. VII, No. 4, 1985, 1985.

"Nicholas Lupot", The Strad, December, 1972, 1972.