Instrument

  • ID: 1349
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1709
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: King Maximilian, Unico
 
Stolen
Back: One-piece
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Scroll: of wood similar to back
Neck: original
Varnish: Reddish
Body Length: 35.8 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.8 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.8 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"Stolen Stradivarius Violin announcement", The Strad, September, 1999, 1999: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Taxe der Streichinstrumente (9th edition), Albert Fuchs, updated by Rudolf E. Pliverics, Musikverlag Friedrich Hofmeister, Hofheim am Taunus, 1975: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side - initialed by Emil Herrmann).

The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1998: Color photos (front & back).

Two Famous Stradivarius-Violins: "King Maximilian" and "Prince Khevenhüller", Emil Herrmann, New York, 1929: Black-and-white photos (inside of front & back).

Two Famous Stradivarius-Violins: "King Maximilian" and "Prince Khevenhüller", Emil Herrmann, New York, 1929: Color photos (front, back, & side).

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side & inside).


Notes

Reported stolen in the September, 1999 issue of "The Strad".
"Stolen Stradivarius Violin announcement", The Strad, September, 1999, 1999.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Axel Springer Foundation  1966       
...         
Rudolph Loeb (Berlin/Buenos Aires)  1930      For members only 
Emil Herrmann      1930   
Dr. Hans Kühne (Lindau/Cologne)         
Emil Herrmann  1927       
Dr. Fritz Hartmann (Hannover)      1927   
...         
Bernard Hausmann  1827      For members only 
I. B. Schott & Sons (Mainz)  1826    1827   
King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria  1806       
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
...       
Michele Schwalbé       
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

References

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945.

Taxe der Streichinstrumente (9th edition), Albert Fuchs, updated by Rudolf E. Pliverics, Musikverlag Friedrich Hofmeister, Hofheim am Taunus, 1975.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1998.

Two Famous Stradivarius-Violins: "King Maximilian" and "Prince Khevenhüller", Emil Herrmann, New York, 1929.

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972.

"Stolen Stradivarius Violin announcement", The Strad, September, 1999, 1999.