Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1733, the 'Sassoon, Roussy'


Violin: 41304

Back: One-piece

Varnish: Red

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 21 cm


Notes:

Instrument #1084 [dated 1735] at the Special Loan Exhibition at Fishmongers Hall, London in 1904.

1904 Loan Exhibition, Catalog for the Special Loan Exhibition of Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Portraits and other Mementos, Fishmonger's Hall, London


"This violin was purchased in 1892 by the Roussy family (the proprietors of Nestle's milk) and remianed their porpoerty for the next 75 years. For much of this time it seems highly likely that the violin was virtually not played at all; from 1924 until 1966 it resided in a vault in London."

Homage, James Ehnes, Homage

Provenance

until 1860 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
from 1860 Hugo Heerman
- Grainger
until 1892 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1892 E. L. Roussy
in 1902 E. L. Roussy
in 1902 Mrs. Sassoon
until 1967 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1967 Antonio Fortinato
from 1970 Ian Stoutzker
- Max Wexler
in 1980 Harry & Barbara Duffy Foundation
... ...
in 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1720.

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References

  • Catalog for the Special Loan Exhibition of Musical Instruments, Manuscripts, Portraits and other Mementos, Fishmonger's Hall, London
  • Triennale internazionale degli strumenti ad arco, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 1980, London
  • Homage, James Ehnes, Onyx Classics
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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