Hugues Émile Blondelet

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Hugues Émile Blondelet

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Hugues Émile Blondelet (Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy & Cie)

Date: 1931

Town: Paris

Country: France

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-219, identification no. MKiS 219

Provenance: bought on 17 Dec. 1997 from Marek Moś, owner from 1982

Description: master violin; two-piece spruce belly with even graining, two-piece flame maple back; oil or essential oil varnish in brown shades with a light red hue; maintenance: A. Łapa 1998

Inscriptions: printed label reading: H. Emile Blondelet [pictures of the Legion of Honor, Cross of War and Order of Academic Palms] No (J. 7) / LUTHIER A PARIS / GRAND PRIX / 1922 / MARSEILLE / PRESIDENT DU JURY / HORS CONCOURS / RIO DE JANEIRO 1922 / GAND 1923 / BARCELONE 1923 / STRASBOURG 1924 / ANNÉE (1931) / [profiles of three violins in a circle with inscription: MARQUE DÉPOSÉE / TRADE MARK ]; on the back and sides inside burned: H. Emile Blondelet

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 166 mm, middle bout 111 mm, lower bout 205 mm, total length 599 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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