Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1729, the 'Defauw'


Violin: 41553

Back: Two-piece of plain maple, jointed, in appearance much like beech wood

Varnish: Red-brown

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Notes:

An example of the master's late work aided by his sons.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago

Provenance

until 1865 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
... ...
in 1880 Emile Magnin
- Enrique Fernández Arbós
in 1894 René Ortmans
in 1897 Serge Achille Rivarde
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1920 Desiré Defauw
until 1949 William Lewis & Son
... ...
in 1956 Leonard Sorkin
in 1960 Robert Kagan
from 1961 Elaine Skorodin
- Current owner

Known players

Enrique Fernández Arbós, Leonard Sorkin

References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, 1961
  • Bein & Fushi 1998 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, Autumn, 1997, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, August-September, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Fine Arts Quartet

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