Instrument

  • ID: 541
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1732
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Tom Taylor
 
Back: One-piece with flame slanting downwards from left to right
Varnish: Brownish-red
Body Length: 35.6 cm.

Photos

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  • front & back
  • back
  • front

Iconography Index

"How Many Strads? - Part XXXII", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1942, 1942: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Bein & Fushi 1992 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1992: Color photos (front & back).

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


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Unknown   2001      For members only 
Joshua Bell   1987    2001   
Mary Galvin  1986    1987   
...         
Patricia Travers   1945    1954   
Albert F. Metz (Rutherford, NJ)  1938    1945   
Jacques Gordon   1930    1938   
Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.         
Erich Lachmann  1927       
Wilhelm Hermann Hammig (Berlin)      1927   
...         
Laura Wilson Barker      1905   
...         
Tom Taylor (Paris)    1902     
Tom Taylor (Paris)    1884     
William Flower  1837       
Dr. D. Atkinson      1837   
Dr. Camidge (York)         
...         

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
Mark Steinberg   2001  2006   
Joshua Bell   1987    2001 
...       
Patricia Travers   1939    1954 
Patricia Travers     1945   
Jacques Gordon     1937   
...       
Louis (Ludwig) Spohr     1839   
...       

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

Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961.

Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902.

Bein & Fushi 1992 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1992.

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

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.

The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977.

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

"A Fiddle Found", David Krajicek, The Daily News.

"How Many Strads? - Part XXXII", Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, October, 1942, 1942.

http://www.stradivarisociety.com/article1.htm

Correspondence with Tom Sharp, July, 2006.