Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1725, the 'Gallay, Vaslin, La Belle Blonde'


Cello: 40285

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 75.9 cm

Upper bouts: 33.3 cm

Lower bouts: 44.5 cm


Notes:

Dated 1724.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994


Instrument #188 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition of 1872.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London

Provenance

in 1875 Monsieur Horteloup
until 1827 Signor Fenzi
in 1827 Narcisse Girard
1827 - 1869 Professor Olive-Charlier Vaslin
1869 - 1880 Jules Gallay
until 1909 Caressa & Francais
1909 - 1912 G. Maas
in 1912 Sold by Caressa & Francais
from 1903 Silvestre & Maucotel
1880 - 1901 M. Loÿs
... ...
from 1912 Leefson
in 1909 Sir Willem van Hulsteyn
until 1918 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1918 Percy C. Aykroyd
in 1987 Martin Lovett
- Current owner

Known players

Gerald Warburg, M. Loÿs, Professor Olive-Charlier Vaslin

References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, London, 1872
  • How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music
  • Sale Book, 1870-1936, The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994
  • The 'Secrets' of Stradivari, Simone F. Sacconi, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona, 2000 (illustrated)
  • The Eternal Influence of Antonio Stradivari, Ealing Strings, London, 1987 (illustrated)
  • The Instruments of the Amadeus Quartet
  • The Stradivarius Memorial Association
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972 (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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