Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1734, the 'Violon du Diable'


Violin: 40405

Back: Two-piece; from the same log as the "Haddock"

Scroll: probably by Giuseppe filius Andreae

Length of back: 35.05 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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Notes:

In 1849, Saint-Léon devised and performed, both as dancer and violinist, a piece composed by Pugni entitled "Le Violon du Diable," and this name has stayed with the instrument ever since.

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú, Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), London


Instrument #93 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition of 1872.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London

Provenance

from 1820 Rossel de Minet
- Luigi Tarisio
- Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
in 1849 Arthur Saint-Léon
... ...
in 1872 Madame Fleury
... ...
in 1885 Eugène Fau
... ...
1910 - 1913 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1931 Richard Bennett
until 1972 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1972 Dr. Rene Pierre Lacombe
- Sold by Jacques Francais
- Current owner

Known players

Arthur Saint-Léon

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Klein, Hamburg (1998) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1720. Rings match the wood used for the table of the 1734 "Haddock" (ID=411) and the 1734 "Baltic" (ID=410).

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References

  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, South Kensington Museum, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, October, 1994, Stewart Pollens, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London
  • The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù - Exhibition, Peter Biddulph, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)

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