Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1720, the 'L'Evèque'


Violin: 40517

Original label

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.5 cm

Upper bouts: 16.65 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

Provenance

until 1860 Charles François Gand
1860 - 1902 Johann L'Evèque
1902 - 1913 Delmas
1913 - 1918 Daniel Hermann
from 1918 Hindera
- Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1921 - 1939 F. G. Rost
from 1939 family of F. G. Frost
- Irving Fine
- Lee Shelley
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
in 1963 Hugh W. Long
until 1967 Society of Strings
from 1967 Current owner

Known players

Johann L'Evèque

References

  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November-December, 1940, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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