Instrument

  • ID: 931
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1677
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Le Lever du Soleil (Sunrise)
 
Back: One-piece marked by a broad curl
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Scroll: of wood similar to back
Front: one-piece, of broad grain on the treble side
Neck: Original
Varnish: Golden
Body Length: 35.5 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.3 cm.
Center Bout: 10.45 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.4 cm.

Iconography Index

Antonio Stradivari - Catalogue of the 2008 Exhibit in Montpelier, Peter Biddulph & Frédéric Chaudière, instrument notes by John Dilworth, Musée Fabre / Actes Sud, Montpelier, 2008: Color photos (front, back & side).

Antonio Stradivari in Japan, photos by Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo, 1984: Color photos (Very large format).

Antonio Stradivari: l'estetica sublime, Maurizio Villa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2011: Color photos (front, back, side & scroll).

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll & detail of C-bout & f-hole). Order

Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1677: The Sunrise, Machold Rare Violins, 1998: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole).

Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 1, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen, 1924: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod, 2002: Color photos (front & back).

Le Lever du Soleil, Albert Caressa, Paris, 1895: Black-and-white photos.

The Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2000: Color photos (front & back - February).

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

Violons par Antonius Stradivarius de Crémone, Albert Caressa, Paris: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

We Love Stradivari, NHK, 1988: Color photos (front, back, side & scroll).


Notes

Decorative purfling in a mosaic of ivory. Stradivari's first known ornamented instrument.
Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961.
On loan to Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum since 2004.
"Classy Visitors To Vienna Museum", The Strad, January, 2004, 2004.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod   1998       
Ryukakusan Co., Ltd. (Tokyo)  1973    1998   
Pierre Dalphin (Geneva)      1973   
Marc Laberte  1922    1922  For members only 
Caressa & Francais (Paris)  1921    1922   
Jean Bovet  1914    1921   
Philippe Bovet  1894    1914   
Gustave Bernardel (Paris)  1894    1895   
Charles Wilmotte (Antwerp)  1872    1893  For members only 
Mr. H. Grosjean  1863    1872   
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris)      1863   
...         

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

Receipt: Caressa & Francais, Paris, March 6, 1922. To Marc Laberte.

Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Bremen, Zurich, New York, Vienna, April 27, 1998

References

Antonio Stradivari - Catalogue of the 2008 Exhibit in Montpelier, Peter Biddulph & Frédéric Chaudière, instrument notes by John Dilworth, Musée Fabre / Actes Sud, Montpelier, 2008.

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

Antonio Stradivari in Japan, photos by Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken, Tokyo, 1984.

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

Antonio Stradivari: l'estetica sublime, Maurizio Villa, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2011.

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010. Order

Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1677: The Sunrise, Machold Rare Violins, 1998.

Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 1, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen, 1924.

Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod, 2002.

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

Le Lever du Soleil, Albert Caressa, Paris, 1895.

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 Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2000.

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

Violons par Antonius Stradivarius de Crémone, Albert Caressa, Paris.

We Love Stradivari, NHK, 1988.

"Classy Visitors To Vienna Museum", The Strad, January, 2004, 2004.