Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1714, the 'Leonora Jackson'


Violin: 40495

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonesis, Faciebat Anno 1714."

Back: Two-piece of strongly marked material

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.85 cm

Provenance

in 1770 Capellmeister Venturini
- Karl II
in 1820 Oberbaurat Haussmann
... ...
in 1880 August Riechers
from 1880 Joseph Joachim
until 1904 Lyon & Healy
in 1904 N. D. Hawkins
1904 - 1919 Leonora Jackson McKim
until 1945 Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1945 Dr. Barnet Fine
in 1965 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1965 Patch
in 1972 Alfred J. Hermanns
until 1984 Bein & Fushi, Inc
from 1984 Current owner

Known players

Leonora Jackson McKim

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1945)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1904)
  • Letter: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1904) To Mr. N. D. Hawkins.

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

  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1986 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Bein & Fushi 1987 Calendar, Bein & Fushi, Inc, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Historic women performers: Leonora Jackson McKim, Cozio Carteggio feature, Alessandra Barabaschi, March 13, 2018
  • How Many Strads?, 1999
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Friedrich Brothers Rare Old Violins (1919), Ernest N. Doring, John Friedrich & Brothers, New York (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Highly Important French Furniture, Works of Art, Carpets, Tapestries and Fine Violins, April 29-30, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 57 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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