Instrument

 
Back: One-piece, from the same log as the "Turkish" of 1737
Scroll: not original, but probably by Giuseppe filius Andreae
Varnish: Dark red
Body Length: 35.25 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.5 cm.
Center Bout: 11.05 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.5 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & side
  • front, back & f-hole
  • side & scroll

Iconography Index

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London, 1998: Color photos (front, back, side & scroll - large, high-resolution plates). Order

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

The Henry Hottinger Collection, Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, 1966: Color photos (front, back & side).

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, scroll & f-hole - initialed by Emil Herrmann and stamped with the date June 6, 1950).

The Strad 2006 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2005: Color photos (front & back - October).

The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù, Peter Biddulph, Peter Biddulph, London, 1994: Color photos (front & back).


Notes

Emil Herrmann's note: "scroll by Mantegazza".
The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman (San Mateo, California)   1966  1998     
Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.  1965    1966   
Henry Hottinger (New York)      1965   
...         
Wilhelm Kux (Vienna)         
...         
Joseph Joachim          
...         

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

Dendrochronological analysis: Peter Klein, Hamburg, 1998. Youngest ring is 1721.

References

Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London, 1998. Order

Italian Violin-Makers (1952), Karel Jalovec, Orbis, Prague, 1952.

The Henry Hottinger Collection, Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc., New York, 1966.

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

The Strad 2006 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London, 2005.

The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù, Peter Biddulph, Peter Biddulph, London, 1994.

"Anything Man Can Do . . .", Margaret Campbell, The Strad, August, 1971, 1971.