Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1744, the 'Sainton, Betti'


Violin: 40434

Labeled, "Jospeh Guarnerius fecit / Cremone anno 1741 HIS"

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.35 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 11.03 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Dated 1738.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Charles-Eugène Gand, Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Spa


Emil Herrmann notes: "Period 1743". Jacque Francais notes: "Dated 1742".

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC


"This violin is invariably given the date of 1734 in 19th century sources, including Edward Heron-Allen, Gallay and in the notebook of C.E. Gand. In 1885, Heron-Allen published precise technical drawings of the violin in his famous treatise 'Violin Making As It Was and Is.'"

Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Cremona


Jacques Francais notes: "Grade: A+"

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

- Luigi Tarisio
- Gand Frères
1850 - 1890 Prosper Sainton
1891 - 1892 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1892 Charles Fletcher
- Richard Gompertz
until 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
1903 - 1918 Willy Woltman
from 1918 W. E. Hill & Sons
- Richard Bennett
until 1923 W. E. Hill & Sons
1923 - 1950 Adolfo Betti
in 1953 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1953 Jacob Krachmalnick
- Howard Gottlieb
until 1982 Jacques Francais
from 1982 Anonymous
in 2015 Current owner

Known players

Jacob Krachmalnick, Prosper Sainton

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2003) X-2294.
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1982) #2570.
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1953)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1923)

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References

  • Cremona 1730-1750: the Olympus of Violin Making, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 1988, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, July, 1999, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Ole Bull 2010: Guarneri del Gesu Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • 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
  • Summer '61
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931 (illustrated)

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