Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, the 'Castelbarco'


Violin: 40117

Original label, dated 1696, but changed to 1701

Back: One-piece, cut on the slab

Top: of finely grained pine, opening out at the flanks

Ribs: cut on the quarter

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16 cm

Middle bouts: 10.5 cm

Lower bouts: 19.95 cm

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Notes:

"For me, the 'Castelbarco' is somewhere in between the others -- brighter sounding than the 'Ward' but not quite as powerful as the 'Betts'."

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

Provenance

until 1862 Count Cesare Castelbarco
in 1862 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
from 1862 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
- Dr. Tesse
from 1870 Richard Wagner
from 1872 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
until 1875 David Laurie
1875 - 1877 W. E. Hill & Sons
1877 - 1907 John Mountford
in 1907 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1907 Mrs. Renton
1928 - 1934 Nathan E. Posner
1934 - 1936 Gertrude Clarke Whittall
from 1936 Library of Congress, Washington

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1907)

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 1987, Earl Carlyss, London, 1987
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Robert Bein, The Queens College Press, Flushing, New York, 1999 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, September, 1938, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1938 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 2006, Philip J. Kass, London, 2006 (illustrated)
  • Stradivari, Stewart Pollens, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York, 1977 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • Three Masters
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 2, Albert Mell, The Queens College Press, Flushing, New York, 1979 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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