Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1736, the 'Roussy'

Violin: 41573

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Golden-orange

There are 4 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


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


in 1878 Mademoiselle Lores
Señora Clarice di Françia
until 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
from 1897 and in 1909 E. L. Roussy
... ...
in 1945 Madame Liotard Vogt
Sold by Charles Enel
from 1960 and in 1963 Lucien Gouchman
until 1982 Jacques Français
from 1982 Mrs Duk Ju Kim
in 2004 Current owner

Known players

Chisako Takashima

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, 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.)


  • 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
  • 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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