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Jean Aldric

Location: Mirecourt, France
Dates: active ca 1726-1730

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Biography of Jean Aldric

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

ALDRIC, Jean Worked circa. 1726-1730 Mirecourt France. Instruments modelled after Cremonese originals. Small output.

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Biography of Jean Aldric

A Dictionary of Violin Makers

Author: Cecie Stainer

Worked in Paris, 1788-1840. Was well known for the excellent instruments he made, on the Stradivari pattern, of fine tone, with rich red varnish. He also constructed altos from old Italian viols with great cleverness and carefully repaired old instruments. An early violoncello of his is dated 1788. In another violoncello was the label, “Fait par Aldric, luthier, rue des Arcis, 16, Paris, 1792.” Later he moved to 71, rue de Seine, Saint-Germain, where, in 1840, his nephew Aubry succeeded him.

Biography of Jean Aldric

Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Er liess sich um 1788 in Paris nieder und starb nach 1843. Ein geschickter Vertreter der französ. Schule, der nach dem Strad.-Modell arbeitete und manchmal selbst N. Lupot nahekam. Er verwendete meist rothen, nur manchmal zu dicken Lack und war besonders dafür bekannt, dass er alte Violen in moderne Geigen trefflich umzubauen verstand, die er dann wohl auch als Originale alter Meister verkauft haben wird. Als Händler hatte er besondere Bedeutung und er war auch der erste Pariser Geigenbauer, der mit dem Sammelgenie Tarisio in Verbindung trat. Er wohnte zuerst in der Rue des Arcis No. 16 und seit dem Anfang des 19. Jahrh. Rue de Seine St. Germain No. 71 (»pres celle de Bussy«). Sein Geschäftsnachfolger war sein Neffe Aubry. Er verwendete sowohl geschriebene, als gedruckte Zettel. Eine Violine von ihm befindet sich im Museum des Pariser Conservatoriums (No. 27).

Biography of Jean Aldric

The Violin

Author: George Hart

Copied Stradivari with average ability. He was, perhaps, better known as a dealer in Cremonese instruments. He was one of the earliest French makers who dealt with Luigi Tarisio, the famous Italian connoisseur. He used generally a red varnish of good quality.