Instrument

  • ID: 752
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1686
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Goddard
 
Back: Two-piece of medium figure descending from the joint
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Scroll: of wood similar to back
Varnish: Golden-yellow
Body Length: 35.6 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.8 cm.
Center Bout: 11.4 cm.
Lower Bout: 21 cm.

Photos

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  • front
  • back
  • scroll

Iconography Index

"Photo supplement", The Strad, April, 1937, 1937: Black-and-white photos (front, back & scroll).

"The Goddard Stradivari", The Strad, May, 1964, 1964: Black-and-white photos (front, back & scroll).

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


Notes

Emil Herrmann notes: "In remarkable preservation."
The Jacques Fran├žais 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
...         
Antonio Fortinato (Montrose, Scotland)    1964     
...         
R. & C. Sutherland (Fraserburg)  1907       
Robert A. Bower (Somerset)  1905    1907   
...         
Miss Goddard (Providence, RI)    1902     
Colonel R. H. J. Goddard  1893      For members only 
W.E. Hill & Sons      1893   
...         

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

References

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

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

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.

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

"Photo supplement", The Strad, April, 1937, 1937.

"The Goddard Stradivari", The Strad, May, 1964, 1964.