(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 ...Read More 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.
- The auction record for this maker is $174,373 in Nov 2008, for a cello.
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