Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, date unknown, the 'Menuhin'


Small Violin: 3941

Unlabeled.

Good condition.

Length of back: 35.2 cm


Notes:

"This violin was purchased for the eight-year-old Menuhin in New York in 1924."

Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, London


Listed as a "Milanese School" violin from the first half of the 18th century.

Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, London

Provenance

from 1924 Yehudi Menuhin
until 2002 Anonymous
from 1999 John & Arthur Beare
in 2002 Sold by Tarisio
from 2002 Current owner

Known players

Yehudi Menuhin

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London

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References

  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Home | Express & Star
  • Sotheby's Menuhin Collection of Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 16, 1999, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • Tarisio Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 17-24, 2002, Tarisio, Tarisio, New York (illustrated)

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