Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1737, the 'King Joseph, ex-Hawley, ex-Hanemeyer'


Violin: 40213

Back: One-piece, slab-cut; from the same log as the "Sennhauser," Katherine Parlow," "Pollitzer-Koessler" and the "Stern, ex-Panette"

Top: From the same log as the "Stern" of 1737

Scroll: By Giuseppe "filius Andreae"

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.9 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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Notes:

The "King Joseph" Guarnerius del Gesu is one of the stars of the Fulton collection -- a 1737 instrument so famous that it is the subject of a monograph by Chicago violin experts Bein & Fushi. This instrument reportedly was the first Guarnerius del Gesu to come to America.

Preserving “voices” of world’s finest violins – Seattle Times

Provenance

- John Hart
until 1857 James Goding
in 1857 Sold by Christie & Manson
from 1857 John Hart
- Samuel Appleby
until 1868 C. H. C. Plowden
1868 - 1876 John P. Waters
1876 - 1893 Royal De Forest Hawley
1893 - 1896 Laura W. Hawley
1896 - 1902 Ralph M. Granger
1902 - 1903 Lyon & Healy
from 1903 Henry Osborne Havemeyer
in 1954 Horace Havemeyer
... ...
from 1978 Cho-Ming Sin
in 2002 Current owner

Known players

Itzhak Perlman

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: Peter Klein, Hamburg (1998) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1734; rings match the wood of the bass side of the 1737 "ex-Stern" (ID=214).

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References

  • Bein & Fushi 1995 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú (2 volumes), Carlos Chiesa, John Dilworth, Roger Graham Hargrave, Stewart Pollens, Duane Rosengard & Eric Wen, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy 1903-4 Catalog (includes R. D. Hawley collection)
  • The Strad, November, 2002, Joanna Pieters, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Preserving “voices” of world’s finest violins – Seattle Times, July 1, 2007
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • The Hawley Collection of Violins, Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The History of Violin Playing from its origins to 1761, 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)
  • The "King Joseph", Robert Bein & Geoffrey Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Inc., Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù - Exhibition, Peter Biddulph, Peter Biddulph, London (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November-December, 1954, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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