Lorenzo Ventapane


Violin maker
(maker: fl. 1790 – 1840)

Only recently has credible biographical information concerning the violin makers of the Neapolitan school come to light. Until the experts who have researched this material publish their archival findings, we leave the birth and death dates of these makers as previously accepted.

One of the most important makers of the Neapolitan tradition, Lorenzo Ventapane probably studied with one of the members of the illustrious Gagliano family, perhaps Giovanni or his son Nicolò II. The Gagliano influence on Ventapane's instruments is strong and is evident in their construction, varnish, and sound quality. In particular, the elongated vertical f-holes, peg placement, and use of paper in the purfling are characteristic Neapolitan touches. Some of Ventapane's work is of very fine quality, while the overall level of craftsmanship and materials considerably.

Instruments

Relevant instruments and bows found on Cozio Archive:
Cello: 7 | Violin: 15 | 105 other properties not displayed publicly

Name Type Year ID
  Cello 1820 48616
  Cello 1820 48615
  Cello 1820 60366
  Cello 1824 22640
  Cello 1824 51718
  Cello 1825 51828
  Cello (maker: fl. 1790 – 1840) 1458
  Violin 1800 57101
  Violin 1800 47476
  Violin 1800 48603
  Violin 1810 57809
  Violin 1810 59263
  Violin 1810 47015
  Violin 1825 54301
  Violin c. 1825 6991
  Violin 1828 61335
  Violin 1829 48515
  Violin 1830 53520
  Violin c. 1830 1459
  Violin c. 1840 17353
  Violin 1840 47815
  Violin (maker: fl. 1790 – 1840) 48389

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