Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1702, the 'Lord Newlands'

Violin: 40052

Back: One-piece

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"This violin is in outstanding condition. It also has a reputation for tonal quality. When late Isaac Stern played on this violin, he said, in his opinion, that the violin had same power as his Guarnerius violin."

Nippon Music Foundation Instruments: Lord Newlands

Sold at Christies in 1915, with the proceeds benefitting the Red Cross.

Musical Comment, Free Press, Winnipeg


from 1876 Wittering
in 1877 Sold by David Laurie
... ...
from 1877 and in 1898 William Croall
in 1902 and until 1915 Lord Newlands
... ...
from 1915 Robert E. Brandt
until 1981 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1981 Anonymous
from 2002 Nippon Music Foundation

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1982)

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  • J. & A. Beare - Notable Sales
  • Free Press, Winnipeg, May 15, 1915
  • Nippon Music Foundation Instruments: Lord Newlands
  • Reminiscences of a Fiddle Dealer, David Laurie, T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, August, 1973, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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