Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1680, the 'Paganini-Desaint'


Violin: 40047

Original label, with date changed to 1796

Back: Two-piece

Ribs: cut on the half slab

Varnish: Reddish brown over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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Notes:

Part of the Paganini Quartet, Once owned by the Italian virtuoso violinist and composer, Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840), hence, the name " Paganini Quartet " .

Nippon Music Foundation


Dated 1698.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994


"This instrument has a label from 1696, but most experts agree on an earlier provenance, around 1680."

Le Quatuor Stradivarius "Nicolo Paganini", Claude Lebet, Claude Lebet, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994

Provenance

1810 - 1840 Nicolò Paganini
1840 - 1852 Baron Achille Paganini
from 1840 Baron Achille Paganini
in 1852 Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
... ...
in 1872 Desaint
... ...
1903 - 1906 M. Levers
in 1906 Sold by Caressa & Francais
1906 - 1918 Pierre de Ellisseieff
1918 - 1925 Boris Kitchin
1925 - 1926 Emil Herrmann
1926 - 1944 David H. Walton
1944 - 1946 Emil Herrmann
1946 - 1964 Anna E. Clark
1964 - 1994 Corcoran Gallery of Arts
from 1994 Nippon Music Foundation

Known players

Henri Temianka, Mikhail Kopelman, Peter Salaff

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Albert Caressa, Paris
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

  • Dictionnaire des Luthiers, vol. 1, Henri Poidras, Imprimierie de la Vicomté, Rouen, 1924 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945 (illustrated)
  • La Casa Nuziale, The Home of Antonio Stradivari, 1667-1680
  • Le Quatuor Stradivarius "Nicolò Paganini", Claude Lebet, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven, 1993 (illustrated)
  • Nippon Music Foundation http://www.nmf.or.jp/english/
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 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
  • Stradivarius: Five Violins, One Cello and a Genius
  • Stradivarius: sa vie, ses instruments
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • Unknown

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