Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1709, the 'Engleman'

Violin: 40054

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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Once owned by an American amateur violinist and collector Dr. Ephraim Engleman (1911-2015), this violin was named “Engleman”. In 1951, this violin was sold by W. E. Hill & Sons of England to a French amateur Dr. Pierre Lacombe. Prior to Dr. Lacombe, this violin belonged to the family of the naval officer Commander Young for almost 150 years until he was killed in the Second World War. It then passed via Jacques Francais of New York to Dr. Engleman. In May 1996, Nippon Music Foundation acquired this violin from Dr. Engleman through a luthier.

Nippon Foundation: Engleman Stradivari


- Family of Commander Young
until 1951 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1951 Dr. Rene-Pierre Lacombe
until 1986 Jacques Français
1986 - 1996 Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman
from 1996 Nippon Music Foundation

Known players

Benjamin Beilman, Elisabeth Batiashvili

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1986) #2681. "Grade: A++"

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