(1705 – c. 1790)
Alessandro Gagliano's two sons Nicolò and Gennaro are said to be the finest makers of the family, but of these two Gennaro's work may be the more highly prized. His instruments are of a personal character, but unlike his father he often employed ...Read More href="/cozio-archive/browse-the-archive/makers/maker/?Maker_ID=722">Stradivari and Amati models. His varnish ranges from red to yellow-brown and is markedly different from his brother Nicolò's, which became the family standard. Though he had no direct descendants who took up violin making, there is strong evidence that he was the primary teacher of his nephew Ferdinando.
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.
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