Camillo Camilli


Violin maker
(maker: c. 1704 – 1754)

Along with his contemporary Tomaso Balestrieri, Camillo Camilli is considered one of the finest 18th Century makers of the Mantua School. His work is strongly inspired by Pietro Guarneri, who made an enormous impact on Mantuan violin making upon his arrival from Cremona in the 1680s, but by the time Camilli was old enough to begin apprenticeship Guarneri had died, and in all likelihood his primary teacher was Antonio Zanotti. While Balestrieri's instruments are highly regarded for their powerful sound, Camilli deserves praise for his superior craftsmanship, which features appealing materials and a lovely golden-orange varnish married with the high arching of Guarneri and Amati-inspired scrolls. Violins are relatively common, while violas and cellos are virtually unknown.

Instruments

Relevant instruments and bows found on Cozio Archive:
Small Violin: 2 | Viola: 1 | Violin: 47 | 30 other properties not displayed publicly

Name Type Year ID
  Small Violin 1730 44779
'Hottinger' Small Violin 1756 48808
  Viola 1739 44669
'Bisiach' Violin 1730 48807
  Violin 1730 61849
'Rudolph' Violin 1730 44350
  Violin 1736 51180
  Violin 1738 4578
  Violin 1738 61125
  Violin 1739 40302
  Violin 1739 60321
  Violin 1739 61854
  Violin 1739 10143
  Violin 1740 48809
  Violin 1740 53109
  Violin 1740 41727
  Violin 1741 40933
  Violin 1742 60138
  Violin c. 1742 31583
  Violin 1742 43156
  Violin 1743 47501
  Violin 1743 44115
  Violin 1745 48298
  Violin 1745 43354
  Violin 1745 40191
  Violin 1745 45359
  Violin 1747 43506
  Violin 1749 44470
  Violin 1749 40298
  Violin c. 1750 1469

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