Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727, the 'Deurbroucq'


Violin: 40245

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1727."

The head later.

Back: in two pieces of quarter sawn maple with medium width flame descending to the edges.

Scroll: later of similar wood.

Varnish: of a rich dark plum-red color.

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7

Middle bouts: 11.2

Lower bouts: 20.6

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Provenance

in 1870 Baron Deurbroucq
- Robert Crawford
until 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
1903 - 1926 Hans Wessely
from 1926 David D. Walton
until 1945 Emil Herrmann
... ...
1945 - 2014 Fredell Lack
... ...
in 2014 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Fredell Lack

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Emil Herrmann (1937)
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1903)
  • Letter: Arthur F. Hill, London (1903)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann Stating the head to be original.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Instruments, 1902
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Emil Herrmann Papers, 1910-1947, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998 (Box 90), Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments
  • Texas Heart
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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