Francesco Gobetti, Venice, 1717


Violin: 40309

Labeled, "Franciscus Gobetti / Fecit Venetiis 1717"

Back: One-piece, cut on the slab, of medium curl ascending from left to right

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of curl similar to back

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005

Provenance

in 1995 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1995) 0599/CB.
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1693.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Bein & Fushi Catalog, Winter, 1997, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston, 2006 (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 21, 1995, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 1995 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005 (illustrated)

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