Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1732, the 'Wiener, Busch'


Violin: 40542

Labeled, ". . . de Anni 89"

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

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Notes:

Bears the notation "de Anni 89,", but it is so imperfectly written due to Stradivari's age, that it was misread for more than a century and a half as 82 instead of 89.

Antonio Stradivarius: His Life & Work, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), London

Provenance

- Charles Willemotte
in 1902 Wilhelm Wiener
until 1912 Emil Herrmann
1912 - 1922 I. G. Schröter
- Dr. Paul Hellmann
until 1923 Emil Herrmann
1925 - 1952 Adolf Busch
from 1952 Current owner

Known players

Adolf Busch

References

  • 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)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Rare Violins in the Possession of Emil Herrmann: 1926-7, Emil Herrmann, Berlin (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 43 (illustrated)
  • The Man with the Endless Bow
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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