Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, c. 1725-31, the 'Wilson, Trombetta'


Violin: 43018

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

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Notes:

"Un violon de Carlo Bergonzi (qui longtemps avait passé pour un Stradivarius dont il portait l'étiquette), très beau, mais réparé habilement dans le dos, n'obtient que 3,030 francs. "

L'Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paul Eudel, Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paris

Provenance

until 1881 M. d'Emonville
in 1881 Sold by Hôtel Drouot
from 1881 David Laurie
until 1899 Charles Trombetta
from 1899 M. Dubosq-Lettré
until 1929 Maucotel & Deschamps
1929 - 1945 E. Clem Wilson
in 1945 Roger N. Chittolini
1945 - 1996 Michael Rosenker
1996 - 1998 Rosenker family
from 1998 Virginia Tech

References

  • Violins & Violinists, February-March, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Hotel Drouot en 1881, Paul Eudel, Paris
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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