Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1703, the 'de Rougemont, Gordon, Hart'

Violin: 40478

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1703."

Back: One-piece of broad curl ascending from left to right

Top: of medium grain in the center, narrowing towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of fainter curl

Varnish: Red over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.1 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.05 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Luigi Tarisio
F. de Rougemont
1910-1919 George Hart
from 1919 Godfrey Ludlow
in 1928 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1928 Henry Ford
in 1941 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1941 Jacques Gordon
1944-1946 Jacques Gordon
from 1946 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1948 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1948-1958 Arthur Kohn
in 1958 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1958 Current owner

Known players

Max Goberman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1919)

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  • Alte Meistergeigen: Band III und IV, Die Cremoneser Schule / Antonius Stradivarius, Verband Schweizerischer Geigenbaumeister, Verlag Edwin Bochinsky, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of the Great Violin Makers (1918 edition), Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • 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)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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