Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700, the 'Dragonetti'
Scroll: original neck
Ribs: of wood similar to back
Varnish: rich red
Length of back: 35.6 cm
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Notes:"Its name is taken from the ownership by Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846), a famous double bass player. This instrument has been played by Mr. Frank Peter Zimmerman until recently."
Nippon Foundation Instruments: Dragonetti Stradivari
Exhibited at the Antique Art Treasures, held at Bath in 1958.
Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), London
"When playing the instrument I found the tone quality exquisite but it was hard work trying to make myself heard above a full orchestra. I think it is generally agreed amongst violinists that Guarneri violins are superior to Stradivari in terms of tone quality both as regards power and resonance."
Elective Affinities: Tributes to Antonio Stradivari by well-known players & experts, Alfredo Campoli, The Strad, December, 1987, London
Goodkind incorrectly dates this instrument 1707 and shows photos of the wrong instrument.
The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Larchmont, NY
"The Dragonetti's condition is astonishing: the edges and contour are wholly intact, the long elegant corner-points, typical of the master's Golden Age, show no wear at all. . . . It is noteworthy that this violin is so well-preserved that none of the peg-holes in its original neck have been rebushed."
Les Deux Stradivarius, Claude Lebet, Les deux Stradivarius de Domenico Dragonetti, La Chaux-de-Fonds
|-||Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio di Salabue|
|until 1818||Domenico Dragonetti|
|1818 - 1835||F. V. Rivaz|
|from 1835||F. de Rougemont|
|until 1852||John Alvery Turner|
|1852 - 1910||Bashall|
|1910 - 1913||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|1913 - 1929||Richard Bennett|
|1929 - 1949||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|from 1949||Mrs. R. A. Bowler|
|until 1963||W. E. Hill & Sons|
|in 1987||Alfredo Campoli|
|from 1988||Olivier Jaques|
|from 2002||Nippon Music Foundation|
Alfredo Campoli, Frank Peter Zimmermann
- Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
- The Strad, December, 1987, Alfredo Campoli, London
- Les deux Stradivarius de Domenico Dragonetti, Claude Lebet, La Chaux-de-Fonds (illustrated)
- Nippon Foundation Instruments: Dragonetti Stradivari
- Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)