Riccardo Genovese, Montiglio, 1927


Viola: 8937

Labelled, "Riccardo Genovese - fecit Lecco - Anno Domini 1927 inscribed on label: fait specialement pour Monsieur Foulon."

Inscribed internally on the upper bass rib: "Riccardo Genovese fecit Lecco Anno 1927."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 41.1 cm

Upper bouts: 19.3 cm

Middle bouts: 12.8 cm

Lower bouts: 24.1 cm

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Notes:

"This Viola is probably part of a quartet made for Monsieur Foulon, as Messrs Sotheby's & Co. are to sell a cello of the same date and made for the same person, as lot 100 of their 19th June sale of Musical instruments. Details of this instrument were featured in the September 1998 article in The Strad about Genovese and his work."

Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 19, 2001, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London, 2001


"Although the whereabouts of one of the violins is unknown, it appears that Genovese made a quartet of instruments for Monsieur Foulon in 1927 The cello from this quartet was sold in these rooms on 19th June 2001."

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 11, 2002, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 2002

Provenance

in 2001 Sold by Sotheby's
until 2014 Anonymous
in 2014 Sold by Tarisio
from 2014 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Dmitry Gindin, London (2014)

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References

  • Bonhams Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 19, 2001, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London, 2001
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 11, 2002, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 2002
  • Tarisio's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 14-November 4, 2005, Tarisio, Tarisio, 2005

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