Violin By Johannes Theodorus Cuypers, The Hague 1773
Johannes Theodorus Cuijpers, born 1724 in Dornick near Emmerich, Germany, died 1808 The Hague Netherlands, his earliest work dates from The Hague in 1750. He is one of the greatest makers from The Netherlands, perhaps the most productive of all Dutch makers and amongst the first to move away from the Amati model in preference to that of Stradivari.
Early training was possibly provided by Jean Joseph Wattier. Cuypers was very productive, and has been called the Dutch Stradivari, his style is quite French in origin, comparable with Guersan, and He seems to have used locally sourced wood, which is a consistent feature of his work, along with one-piece tops. Generally a pale golden
A fine and handsome Violin bearing the makers original label. The attractive two-piece back of maple of medium-fine curl running horizontally across the back from the centre joint, the ribs of similar curl, the peg box and scroll of somewhat fainter broad curl. The table in two pieces of spruce of fine even narrow grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a light golden orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
Johannes Cuijpers fecit s hage 1773
- Length of back 354.5 mm
- Width upper bout 167.5 mm
- Width centre bout 114.5 mm
- Width lower bout 205.5 mm
- Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required.
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