Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1735, the 'Mary Portman'


Violin: 40088

Original label printed: "Joseph Guarnerius fecit / Cremone ann 1735"

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 34.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- John Murray
- Sold by Hart & Son
- Fritz Kreisler
- Sold by Hart & Son
- Astel
until 1924 Arthur Larkin
from 1924 Mary Portman
- Elsie Playfair
- Robert A. Bower
in 1948 Albert Arnold
1949 - 1991 Gerald Segelman
in 1991 Sold by Peter Biddulph
1991 - 1992 Howard Gottlieb
1992 - 1993 Anonymous
- Current owner

Known players

Adele Anthony, Mary Portman, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1946)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1920)

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References

  • Bein & Fushi 1993 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1993 (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1995 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1995 (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, Spring 2010
  • Dealers gain collector's trust, score multimillion bonanza
  • The Strad, November, 1948, London, 1948 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven, 1993 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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