Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1694, the 'Rutson'


Violin: 40144

Back: One-piece

Top: of tight-grained spruce opening towards the flanks

Ribs: of wood matching back

Length of back: 35.65 cm

Upper bouts: 16.02 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

Provenance

in 1882 John Rutson
... ...
in 1902 John Rutson
... ...
in 2002 Royal Academy of Music, London

Known players

Clio Gould

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2000) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1679.
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1679.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London, 2000 (illustrated)
  • Museum & Collections - What’s on - Royal Academy of Music http://www.ram.ac.uk/museum
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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