Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1736, the 'Lafont'


Violin: 41035

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

"The Vuillaume certificate is interesting, because it refers back to Lafont, saying that this violin was his favourite and the one that he habitually used for public performances."

Nigelkennedy.com

Provenance

- Charles Philippe Lafont
- J. P. Thibout
- Charles Davis
until 1857 James Goding
in 1857 Sold by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
in 1857 Sold by Christie & Manson
1857 - 1880 Jean de Proumansky
... ...
in 1897 Adolf Brodsky
... ...
from 1940 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1943 Anton Maaskoff
- Dr. Simon Ramo
until 2013 Bein & Fushi, Inc
- Nigel Kennedy
from 2013 Current owner

Known players

Adolf Brodsky, Nigel Kennedy, Vadim Repin

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris (1857)

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References

  • The Strad 2006 Calendar, Newsquest, London (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1992 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, Spring, 2010, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Berühmte Geigen, December 21, 1896
  • The Strad, March, 1999, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Nigelkennedy.com
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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