Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1736, the 'Roussy'


Violin: 41573

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Golden-orange

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Notes:

The label bears an inscription of Dom Vicenzo Ascensio, a Spanish priest, who attempted to improve many Stradivari's by "repairing" them.

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

Provenance

in 1878 Mademoiselle Lores
- Señora Clarice di Françia
until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1909 E. L. Roussy
... ...
in 1945 Madame Liotard Vogt
- Sold by Charles Enel
in 1963 Lucien Gouchman
until 1982 Jacques Francais
from 1982 Mrs Duk Ju Kim
in 2004 Current owner

Known players

Chisako Takashima

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1982) #2247.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London States that the instrument is original in all its parts.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • cyberoz.net
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • 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, Box 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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