Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1694, the 'Benecke'


Violin: 33055

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius, Cremonensis, Faciebat Anno 1697."

Back: Two-piece of small figured maple

Top: of very fine grain, widening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: plum red

Length of back: 36.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.0 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 21.0 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

in 1902 Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke
... ...
from 1915 Arthur J. O'brien
until 1944 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1944 Jack O'Brien
in 1996 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1996) #5150.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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