Instrument

  • ID: 1406
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1671
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Oistrakh
 
Label: "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1671"
Back: Two-piece of medium flames slanting downwards from the joint
Ribs: of broader curl
Front: of fine grain, broadening towards the flanks
Varnish: Golden-brown
Body Length: 35.1 cm.
Upper Bout: 15.8 cm.
Center Bout: 11 cm.
Lower Bout: 19.5 cm.

Photos

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  • front & back
  • scroll

Notes

Stolen from the Museum of Musical Culture in Russia in May 1996 but recovered in 2001.
Correspondence with Sergey Kraft, February-March, 2004.
Listed as an instrument of 1672 by Goodkind.
Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Museum of Musical Culture (Moscow)     2004     
David Oistrakh's family         
David Oistrakh          
...         
Queen Elizabeth of Belgium    1946     
...         
Don Carlos (later King Charles IV)         
...         

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
...       
David Oistrakh        
...       

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

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

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive.

"How May Strads? - Supplemental Remarks", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, November, 1946, 1946.

http://www.museum.ru/glinka/Strad.htm

Correspondence with Sergey Kraft, February-March, 2004.