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

There are 8 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Robert Crawford
in 1870 Baron Deurbroucq
until 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
1903-1926 Hans Wessely
from 1926 David D. Walton
until 1945 Emil Herrmann, New York
1945-2014 Fredell Lack
until 2013 Anonymous
in 2013 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2013 Anonymous
from 2014 Current owner

Known players

Fredell Lack

Certificates & Documents

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

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • 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)


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