Birth : 1832 in Paris (Ile-de-France) Death : 1904 in Cherbourg

Summary

The second son of Auguste Sebastien BERNARDEL (also known has BERNARDEL Père), Gustave Adolphe BERNARDEL belonged to a well-known family of violin makers beginning with his father, who was Nicolas LUPOT’s partner.

Biography

Career
Gustave A. BERNARDEL served his apprenticeship with his father before becoming his partner as soon as 1859.
When his father retired, In 1866, Gustave A. BERNARDEL and his brother Ernest Auguste became partners with Charles Eugène GAND under the name of GAND & BERNARDEL Frères.
When Ernest-Auguste retired in 1886, the firm carried on under the direction of Charles-Eugène GAND and Gustave-Adolphe BERNARDEL, under the name of GAND & BERNARDEL.
At the death of Charles-Eugène GAND in 1892, Gustave-Adophe BERNARDEL took over the firm, and ran it up to 1901.


Collaborators : bow makers
HUSSON Charles Claude
THOMASSIN Claude Auguste
ARBÉ Mathias, Théophile, Auguste (from 1886)
POIRSON Dominique
VIGNERON Joseph Arthur

Collaborators : violin makers
AUBRY Georges

BERNARDEL Léon
MERMILLOT Maurice
RESUCHE Charles

Honors & awards
Luthiers du Conservatoire de Musique (Luthiers of the Music Conservatory)

Successors
Albert CARESSA and Henri FRANCAIS took over the workshop in 1901 under the name CARESSA & FRANCAIS.

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