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


Violin: 40246

Back: Two-piece curly maple

Top: of medium fine grain

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 20.8 cm

Lower bouts: 11.2 cm

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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?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago


"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
... ...
in 1976 Sold by William Moennig & Son
1976 - c. 1986 Roland Christie
in c. 1986 Sold by William Moennig & Son
c. 1986 - c. 2005 Helen Askin
in c. 2005 Sold by Philip Perret
from c. 2005 Current owner

References

  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum, Carl Engel, London
  • 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
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (August, 1924), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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