Instrument

  • ID: 603
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1715
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Cremonese, Harold Joachim
 
Label: original: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis faciebat anno 1715"
Back: One-piece with strong flames running horizontally
Ribs: of broader figure
Scroll: of broader figure
Front: of fine grain in the center, broadening towards the flanks
Varnish: Golden-orange
Body Length: 35.7 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.8 cm.
Center Bout: 11.2 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.75 cm.

Photos

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  • front
  • back
  • f-hole
  • f-hole

Iconography Index

"A Stradivari Returns to Cremona", The Strad, February, 1962, 1962: Black-and-white photo (front).

"Stradivari's court order", Kai Köpp, The Strad, March, 2003, 2003: Color photo.

1a triennale internazionale degli strumenti ad arco, Cremona, 1976: Black-and-white photos (front & back).

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll & detail of C-bout & f-hole). Order

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987: Black-and-white photo (scroll).

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987: Color photos (front & back).

Cremona in Seoul: 1962-1993, The Andrea Bang Hall of String & Natural Coating, Seoul, 1993: Color photo (front).

Cremona's Instruments, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrew Mosconi, cremonabooks, Cremona, 2001: Color photos (front, back, scroll & C-bout).

Giuseppe Guarneri, detto del Gesu', Elia Santoro, Editrice Turris, Cremona, 1982: Black-and-white photos (front, side & scroll).

Gli Strumenti di Cremona, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrew Mosconi, Cremona Books, Cremona, 2001: Color photos (front, back & scroll).

I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2003: Color photo (f-hole). Order

Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona, 1963: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone F. Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona, 2000: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & close-up of table).

The Strad Calendar 2009: The Museum Collection, London, 2008: Color photos (front & back).

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

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive: Black-and-white photos (H26 - front, back & f-holes).


Notes

In 1889 it was purchased by a special committee and donated to Joseph Joachim on the occasion of his jubilee celebrations. The Tourist Board of Cremona purchased it from William Hill & Sons of London in December 1961 and it was donated to the town.
http://www.rccr.cremona.it/doc_comu/mus/engl_vio_cremonese.shtm
Almost a twin of the Alard.
"A Stradivari Returns to Cremona", The Strad, February, 1962, 1962.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Town of Cremona   1961       
Tourist Board of Cremona  1961    1961  For members only 
W.E. Hill & Sons      1961   
...         
Robert E. Brandt (Exeter)  1910      For members only 
W.E. Hill & Sons      1910   
Harold Joachim         
Joseph Joachim   1889       
Joachim Presentation Fund Committee  1889    1889  For members only 
Labitte (Rheims)  1880    1889  For members only 
David Laurie (Glasgow)  1880    1880   
Jules Garcin   1877    1880   
Darius Gras    1870  1877   
...         

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, January 1, 1962

References

1a triennale internazionale degli strumenti ad arco, Cremona, 1976.

Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne & Jan Röhrmann (editors), photos by Jan Röhrmann, instrument descriptions by Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010. Order

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987.

Cremona in Seoul: 1962-1993, The Andrea Bang Hall of String & Natural Coating, Seoul, 1993.

Cremona's Instruments, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrew Mosconi, cremonabooks, Cremona, 2001.

Giuseppe Guarneri, detto del Gesu', Elia Santoro, Editrice Turris, Cremona, 1982.

Gli Strumenti di Cremona, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrew Mosconi, Cremona Books, Cremona, 2001.

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

I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 2003. Order

Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona, 1963.

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 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone F. Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona, 2000.

The Strad Calendar 2009: The Museum Collection, London, 2008.

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

W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive.

W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990).

"A Stradivari Returns to Cremona", The Strad, February, 1962, 1962.

"Observations", E. Polonaski (editor), The Violin Times, April 15, 1894.

"Stradivari's court order", Kai Köpp, The Strad, March, 2003, 2003.

http://www.lvstrings.com/cremonese.html

http://www.rccr.cremona.it/doc_comu/mus/engl_vio_cremonese.shtm

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