Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Titian, Comte de Sauzay'


Violin: 41393

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Red

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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


Notes:

"According to violin expert Chritopher Reuning, the French dealer Albert Caressa dubbed this violin the 'Titian' because its clear orange-red colour reminded him of the work of the famous Venetian painter."

'Titian' Stradivari, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, The Strad, February, 2009, London

Provenance

- Comte D'Evry
- Comte de Sauzay
until 1872 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
1872 - 1916 William Baker
1916 - 1918 Caressa & Francais
1918 - 1921 José de Ygartua
1921 - 1922 Caressa & Francais
from 1922 Erich Lachmann
1923 - 1924 Efrem Zimbalist
1924 - 1926 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1926 - 1937 Felix M. Warburg
1937 - 1965 Gerald F. Warburg
from 1965 Samuel Mehlman
- J. Irwin Miller
from c. 1995 Current owner

Known players

Arthur Grumiaux, Cho-Liang Lin, Efrem Zimbalist, Wolfe Wolfinsohn

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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References

  • The Strad, February, 2009, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Newsquest, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Instruments, 1902
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 2009, Newsquest, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • The Strad, August, 1996, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Violons par Antonius Stradivarius de Crémone, Albert Caressa, Paris (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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