Instrument

  • ID: 3078
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1712
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Karpilowsky, Benjamin
 
Stolen
Label: original
Back: One-piece of broad figure extending downwards from left to right
Ribs: of smaller figure
Scroll: of smaller figure
Varnish: Red-brown, not original

Photos

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  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

"How Many Strads?", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1953, 1953: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Jacques Fran├žais 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).

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


Notes

Reported stolen Harry Solloway's residence between March 13-16, 1953.
"How Many Strads?", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1953, 1953.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
Harry Solloway (Los Angeles)         
Daniel Karpilowsky          
...         
R. Millant-Deroux (Paris)    1934     
...         
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris)         
...         

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

Certificates

Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London, August 6, 1934. States that the varnish was applied 70-80 years ago, probably by Vuillaume

References

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

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

"How Many Strads?", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1953, 1953.