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Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890

 

Georges Mougenot began his training at the age of 12 in his hometown of Mirecourt. He apprenticed in the workshop of Georges Deroux, the same shop in which the famous Alfred E. Hill received his training. In 1858, he went to work for his uncle Victor Jeandel in Belgium. He took over the Jeandel workshop in Liège after his uncle’s death in 1860, and continued there until 1875, the year in which he assumed control of Nicolas Vuillaume’s shop in Brussels.

Mougenot was well-known for his very fine work modeled after the great Cremonese masters. This example follows the model of Guarneri “del Gesù” and offers a rich, generous sound with a depth found more often in much older violins.


Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890
Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890
Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890
Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890
Georges Mougenot, Brussels, c.1890
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