Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1690, the 'Medici, Tuscan'

Cello: 40266

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1690"

Back: Two-piece of maple with very regular grain

Length of back: 79.25 cm

Upper bouts: 36.4 cm

Middle bouts: 24.8 cm

Lower bouts: 46.55 cm

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"Like the Medici Viola, the cello from the Prince Ferdinand quintet was in its original state when it was transferred to the Instituto Cherubini in 1863. However, due to damage from woodworm attacks and age, it was repaired and altered in 1877 [by Gisueppe Scarampella], though the original large dimensions were retained."

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Charles Beare, Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Milan


  • Antichi Strumenti: Collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena (Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini), Giunti - Barbèra, Florence (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan
  • The Strad, February, 2005, Carlo Chiesa, Newsquest, London (illustrated)
  • I violoncelli di Antonio Stradivari, Bruce Carlson, Conzorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 11 (illustrated)
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Stephen-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • Stradivari's Medici Quintet, part 2, Alessandra Barabaschi (illustrated)
  • Stradivari’s Medici Quintet, part 1, Alessandra Barabaschi (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated)
  • Violins at Florence


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