Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1721, the 'Lelong, Cobbett, Suk'


Violin: 40518

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1721"

Back: Two-piece of small medium curl

Top: of pine of narrow grain

Scroll: almost plain

Ribs: of slightly smaller curl

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.05 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm


Notes:

Gives the length as 36.2 mm.

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, Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Provenance

in 1850 Mr. Morris
... ...
in 1870 Mr. Young
- Lelong
- Mrs. Liddle
until 1904 W. E. Hill & Sons
1904 - 1917 Walter Wilson Cobbett
from 1921 Mrs. Gifford C. Conway
in 1925 Carl C. Conway
until 1956 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1956 Professor Otto Lutz
in 1978 Current owner

Known players

Albert Edward Sammons

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1983)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1927)
  • Certificate: Hawkes & Son, London (1920)
  • Receipt: Hawkes & Son, London (1920)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1920)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1920)

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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)
  • Royal Albert
  • Caressa & Francais Notebook (c1900 - 1936), part of the Jacques Francais Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 11, 1978, New York, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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