Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

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

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

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: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

Date: 2nd half of the 19th c.

Town: Paris

Country: France

Owner: in private possession

Description: one-piece spruce belly with wide graining; one-piece back from flame maple; varnish in brown-orange shades, brighter between the f-holes

Inscriptions: printed label reading Jean Baptiste Vuillaume a Paris Rue Croix des Petits Champs [B†V in a double circle]

Measurements: body length 352 mm, upper bout 170 mm, middle bout 113, lower bout 211 mm

Violinists: Tadeusz Gadzina (Fifth Prize at the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań); episodically Yehudi Menuhin, Leonid Kogan, Henryk Szeryng

Tadeusz Gadzina, 1972; N. Paganini, Caprice No. 4, Op. 1, Anthology © Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań



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