In Focus: A 1759 violin by Joseph Marquès

Joseph Marquès violin 1759 f holes

Jordi Pinto examines the Spanish maker’s mid-century instrument

The brothers Joseph and Salvador Marquès were born in Mataró, 18 miles north of Barcelona, to a family of cabinet makers. In the record books of the Brotherhood of St John the Baptist they are registered as guitar makers, together with many other trades relating to woodworking…

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