Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700, the 'Ward'


Violin: 40116

Original label

Back: One-piece of broad curled maple

Ribs: matches back

Varnish: rich orange-red

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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Notes:

"The 'Ward' has a dark, chocolaty sound that blends unusually well with the viola and cello."

Elective Affinities: Tributes to Antonio Stradivari by well-known players & experts, Earl Carlyss, The Strad, December, 1987, London

Provenance

in 1860 John Alvery Turner
1865 - 1907 J. Ward
1907 - 1908 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1908 Baron von Donop
until 1932 W. E. Hill & Sons
1932 - 1934 Nathan E. Posner
1934 - 1936 Gertrude Clarke Whittall
from 1936 Library of Congress, Washington

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1932)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1908)

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References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 1987, Earl Carlyss, London
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Robert Bein, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Stradivari, Stewart Pollens, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York (illustrated)
  • The Stringed Instrument Collection in the Library of Congress, Shinichi Yokoyama, Gakken
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 2, Albert Mell, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)

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