Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1743, the 'Sauret'


Violin: 40253

not original

Back: Two-piece; matches the Heifetz of 1740

Top: One half from the same log as the "Leduc" and "Ole Bull"; the other from the same log as the "Carrodus"

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Dated 1744.

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, Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Wash

Provenance

until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
1897 - 1920 Emile Sauret
1920 - 1928 John P. Sheridan
1928 - 1945 Ralph Hubbard Norton
from 1945 Dr. Maurice H. Cottle
until 1986 Howard Gottlieb
from 1986 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Emile Sauret, Itzhak Perlman, Mischa Mischakoff

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Klein, Hamburg (1998) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1735. The treble side matches the bass side of the 1744c "Doyen" (ID=436).
  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Klein, Hamburg Dating the youngest tree ring to 1735.

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References

  • The Strad 2006 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2005 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November, 1943, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1943 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, 1926, H. Morgan-Browne, London, June, 1926 (illustrated)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London, 1998 (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona, 1938 (illustrated)
  • Ole Bull 2010: Guarneri del Gesu Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Loan Exhibition of Stringed Instruments and Bows Commemorating the 70th Birthday of Simone Fernando Sacconi, Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, 1966 (illustrated)
  • Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Wash
  • The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù, Peter Biddulph, Peter Biddulph, London, 1994 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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