(1882 – 1965)
Arthur Richardson took up violin making around 1915, having worked initially as a woodcarver and pattern-maker. He was largely self-taught. Perhaps the most significant event in his working life occurred in 1937, when he met violist Lionel Tertis, who was then developing an alternative model for the viola. The two collaborated extensively on the project, and the Tertis model owes much to the expertise ...Read More of Richardson, though ultimately it does not bear his name. By all accounts a gentle and industrious man, Richardson made over 200 violas, over 300 violins, and 28 cellos of solid craftsmanship and refinement before his death at the age of 81.
- The auction record for this maker is $21,163 in Mar 2008, for a cello.
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