Instrument

  • ID: 723
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1666-70
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Aranyi
 
Label: original: "Antonius Stradivarius Faciebat Anno 1667"
Back: Two-piece of narrow curl
Ribs: of curl similar to back
Scroll: of curl similar to back
Front: one-piece of narrow grain, opening out towards the bass side
Varnish: Golden-brown
Body Length: 34.8 cm.
Upper Bout: 15.8 cm.
Center Bout: 10.15 cm.
Lower Bout: 19.8 cm.

Photos

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  • back
  • head

Iconography Index

"Impressive Catalogues", Robert Lewin, The Strad, November, 1986, 1986: Color photos (front & back).

"The Aranyi Strad, 1667", VSA News Bulletin, Vol. II, No. 1, Winter 1976, 1976: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

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

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

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

La Casa Nuziale: The Home of Antonio Stradivari, 1667-1680, Arnaldo Baruzzi, W. E. Hill & Sons, London, 1962: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole).

L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona, 1938: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, London, 1986: Black-and-white photo (scroll).

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, London, 1986: Color photos (front & back).

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 - 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).

World of Strings, Autumn 1982, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, 1982: Black-and-white photos (front & back).


Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
...         
William Moennig & Son (Philadelphia)    1982     
Dr. Eli Marcovitz (Philadelphia)    1976     
Dr. Eugenio Sturchio  1944  1945     
Roger N. Chittolini (New York)  1942    1944   
Thomas C. Petersen (San Francisco)  1930    1942  For members only 
Emil Herrmann  1929    1930   
...         
Francis E. Aranyi  1924    1929   
Eric Smit (Bilthoven, Holland)  1920    1924   
...         
J. K. E. Koolhaus (Wimhagen, Germany)         
...         

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

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Sotheby's, London  Nov-12-1986  small-size    For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

Certificates

Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, June 24, 1944

Letter: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, June 24, 1944. Written by Jay C. Freeman.

Certificate: Emil Herrmann, Berlin, New York, Easton, February 19, 1941

Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London, February 13, 1920. "the violin […] was made by Antonio Stradivari about the year 1666-1670, the label dated 1707, which the instrument bears, is fictitious."

Certificate: Bicentenario Stradivariano, Cremona, 1937

References

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

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

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

La Casa Nuziale: The Home of Antonio Stradivari, 1667-1680, Arnaldo Baruzzi, W. E. Hill & Sons, London, 1962.

L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona, 1938.

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, London, 1986.

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

The Jacques Français 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.

World of Strings, Autumn 1982, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, 1982.

"Impressive Catalogues", Robert Lewin, The Strad, November, 1986, 1986.

"The Aranyi Strad, 1667", VSA News Bulletin, Vol. II, No. 1, Winter 1976, 1976.