Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1649, the 'Alard'


Violin: 40103

Labeled, "Nicolaus Amatus Cremonen. Hieronymi Fil. ac Antonij Nepos, Fecit 1649."

Back: Two-piece, quarter sawn maple.

Top: Pine of even, open grain

Scroll: Original

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.25 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.15 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until c. 1880 Delphin Alard
in c. 1880 Sold by David Laurie
c. 1880 - c. 1905 Baron Johann Knoop
in 1905 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1905 - c. 1906 Miss Gidley
in 1908 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1908 - 1909 F. L. Bevan
in 1913 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1913 - 1926 Richard Bennett
c. 1926 - 1945 W. E. Hill & Sons
1945 - c. 1947 Frederick Popple
until 1948 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1948 Ashmolean Museum, Hill Collection, University of Oxford

References

  • A Genealogy of the Amati Family of Violin Makers: 1500-1740, Daniel Draley, The Maecenas Press, Iowa City (illustrated)
  • Cremona: An Account of the Italian Violin Maker & Their Instruments, Friedrich Niederheitmann, Robert Cocks & Co., London, 1894
  • The Strad, December, 2004, Alvin Thomas King, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Il Legno si fa Musica, le mostre della Cassa di Risparmio, Verona (illustrated)
  • Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum: The Complete Collection, John Milnes, editor, Oxford Musical Instrument Publishing, Oxford (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 1992, Roger Hargrave, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 1992, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Brigitte Brandmair & Stefan-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Harvey S. Whistler, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (illustrated)
  • The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments, David D. Boyden, Oxford University Press, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. IX, No. 3, Daniel Draley, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • Viols, Violins and Virginals, Jennifer A. Charlton, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (illustrated)

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