Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1665


Violin: 40028

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

Reported stolen on Jan 1, 1982


Notes:

This violin was the subject of a controversy in the 1950s due to the fact that it had a printed label. The dispute revolved around whether Stainer ever used printed labels. At the time, most experts believed that the printed label was authentic, but Senn and Roy's subsequent work have cast considerable doubt upon the authenticity of printed Stainer labels.

The Stainer Labels, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955


Reported stoled on August 1, 1982.

The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, D.C.

Provenance

until 1905 W. E. Hill & Sons
1905 - 1940 Richard C. Baker
in 1940 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
from 1946 Henry Werro
1950 - 1952 Dr. Sandro Seiler
from 1952 Henry Werro
in 1959 Professor M. Heitz
- Selma Heitz
from 1979 Jaap Schröder
from 1982 Reported stolen

Known players

Jaap Schroeder

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Eugen Tenucci, Zurich (1952)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1951)
  • Certificate: Henry Werro, Bern (1950)

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References

  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 5, 1973-1975 (illustrated)
  • Bach: Solo Violin Works http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/ssn0382.htm
  • Jakob Stainer: Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, Walter Senn & Karl Roy, Verlag E. Bochinsky, Frankfurt, 1986 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 60
  • Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1955, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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