Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Duke of Edinburgh, Partello'


Violin: 40246

Back: Two-piece curly maple

Top: of medium fine grain

Varnish: Orange-red

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Notes:

This instrument has been listed under various dates. The Hills listed it as both 1723 and 1725, Partello as 1721, and Lyon and Healy as 1722.

How Many Strads, Ernest N. Doring, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945


"A Stradiuarius, 1723, lent by H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge; purchased by H.R.H. the late Duke of Cambridge from Count Platen, of Hanover, who had bought it from Stradiuarius; grand pattern." [probably this instrument]

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, Carl Engel, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, London

Provenance

until 1850 Duke of Cambridge
- Unknown
- Duke of Edinburgh
in 1850 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
... ...
in 1902 Dwight J. Partello
... ...
from 1920 Lyon & Healy
in 1949 Sold by Lyon & Healy

References

  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, Carl Engel, London, 1874
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945
  • Lyon & Healy 1949 catalog
  • Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (August, 1924), Lyon & Healy, Chicago, August, 1924 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)

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