Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1731, the 'Geneva, Turrettini'


Violin: 47740

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.4 cm

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Notes:

"In the possession of the Turrettini family of Geneva for more than 150 years, the violin was played during that time by such legendary violinists as Vieuxtemps, Joachim, and Ysaỹe when they visited the city."

A Living Legacy, Lisa Robinson, A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at the Juilliard School, New Jersey


"P.S. pour moi EF [Emile Francais], la table et les éclisses ne sont pas de l'auteur."

Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC


Jacques Francais notes: "Large breast patch. . . Top and cracks revarnished,"

The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

in 1908 Turrettini Family
... ...
in 1934 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
from 1943 E. Clem Wilson
until 1963 Jacques Français
from 1963 Louise M. Behrend
in 2006 Juilliard School of Music

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1943)
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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References

  • A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at the Juilliard School, Lisa Robinson, Amadeus Press, New Jersey (illustrated)
  • Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (illustrated)

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