Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Earl'

Violin: 40523

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

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The first Stradivari instrument to be imported to the United States.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago


until 1859 Earl of Westmoreland
1853-1874 John Hart
until 1877 P. R. Parera
in 1877 Sold by George Hart
in 1877 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
1877-1893 Royal De Forest Hawley
1893-1896 Laura W. Hawley
1896-1902 Ralph M. Granger
from 1902 Lyon & Healy
in 1904 Archibald Mitchell
Francis C. Dale
in 1915 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
in 1925 W. T. Cousens
until 1944 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1944 Current owner

Known players

Alfredo Saint Malo, Gerhard Kander


  • An Encyclopedia of the Violin (1925), Alberto Bachman, The Library Press Limited, London
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1915), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Hawley Collection of Violins, Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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