Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1708, the 'Regent, Superb'


Violin: 40149

Back: One-piece with medium flames; bears the same sap mark as the Cathedrale of 1707

Varnish: Deep red

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

from 1824 Unknown
- Sold by Roger & Max Millant
- Sold by Henry Werro
- Werzinger
in 1963 Dr. David Josefowitz
... ...
in 2000 Current owner

Known players

Ofer Falk, Tasmin Little

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2000) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1700.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Les Facteurs d'Instruments de Musique
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London, 2000 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona, 1963 (illustrated)
  • Six Strads Boost the Royal Academy's Collection
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • Young guns

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