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    From the Archive: a violin by Alexander Despine, Turin 1828

    2016-01-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Alexander Despine was published in The Strad, July, 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Several writers mention that Despine was a pupil of Pressenda, but this is most unlikely, as they were approximately the same age. It seems ...

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    From the Archive: an Alexander Despine violin, Turin 1828

    2015-05-17T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Alexander Despine violin was published in The Strad, July 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Alexander Despine was active little more than a century ago, but there is little reliable information on him. Several writers mention that he was a ...