François Xavier Tourte 'le Jeune', Paris, the 'Menuhin'


Violin Bow: 55727

Unstamped

Gold and tortoiseshell mounted. The later frog by W.E. Hill & Sons.

Stick: octagonal

Weight: 66 gm


Notes:

"In all probability, this is the bow which was purchased for Menuhin by Henry Goldman in 1929, along with the 'Prince Khevenhüller' Stradivari. The receipt for the purchase is sold with lot 11, but a photocopy is sold with this lot.

In his autobiography, Unfinished journey, Menuhin writes: 'Henry Goldmann wrote Emil Herrmann a cheque for $60,000, the Wall Street Crash having preceded his gift by about one week. Herrmann, for his part, included in the purchase price the Tourte bow which I still use.'"

Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, London

Provenance

until 1929 Emil Herrmann
in 1929 Henry Goldman
1929 - 1999 Yehudi Menuhin
in 1999 Sold by Sotheby's

Known players

Yehudi Menuhin

References

  • Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)

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