Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1734, the 'Gibson, Saint Senoch'

Viola: 40264


Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Varnish: Orange over a light golden yellow

Length of back: 41.15 cm

Upper bouts: 18.5 cm

Middle bouts: 12.75 cm

Lower bouts: 24.05 cm

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Thought to be the last viola made by Stradivari.

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

Illustrated in The Strad, January 1960.

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

Dated 1728.

Das Stradivarius-Quartett des Herrn von Saint-Senoch, Paul de Wit, Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Leipzig


Sold by David Laurie
George Alfred Gibson
Sold by Albert Caressa
Dr. Hans Kühne
Sold by Hamma & Co.
until 1872 Joseph Gillott
from 1872 George Hart
until 1886 Marquis de St. Senoch
in 1886 Sold by Hôtel Drouot
from 1886 Saint-Senoch's widow
until 1891 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1891 Baron Johann Knoop
until 1926 Captain H. S. Murray
in 1928 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1928 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1928 Emil Herrmann, Berlin
until 1929 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1929 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
until 1937 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1937 Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
in 1961 Samuel L. Crocker
... ...
in 1975 Rolf Habisreutinger
... ...
in 2021 Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger, Switzerland

Known players

David Greenlees, George Alfred Gibson, Hannes Bärtschi, Lech Antonio Uszynski, Marie Chilemme, Ursula Sarntheim, William Hymanson, William Primrose, Yossi Gutmann


  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 3 (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • Correspondence with Hannes Bärtschi, June, 2006
  • The Strad, September, 1986, London (illustrated)
  • Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, Paul de Wit, edited by Paul de Wit, Leipzig, June 1, 1886
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1942, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Joseph Gillott, Cozio Carteggio feature, John Dilworth, Feb 2020
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Playing Second Fiddle to Their Instruments, January 23, 2009
  • The Strad, September, 1986, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Quatuor Ebene Website, 2024-6-4
  • Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger, Switzerland
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Brigitte Brandmair & Stefan-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • Stradivari-Quartett
  • The Strad, January, 1960, London (illustrated)
  • The History of the Viola, Volume 1
  • The Strad Poster
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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