Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1734, the 'Lord Amherst of Hackney'


Violin: 40544

Original label: "Antonius Stradivarius faciebat Anno 1734"

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Instrument #80 in the South Kensington Exhibition of 1872.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London


"It is interesting to note that Lord amherst's father, William George Tyssen Daniel (afterwards Tyssen-Amhurst) married Mary, eldest daughter of Andrew Fountaine and thus the violin passed to Lord Amherst either through gift or inheritance within the family."

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, London, London

Provenance

- Sold by George Hart
- Andrew Fountaine
in 1872 Lord Amherst of Hackney
... ...
1909 - 1910 W. E. Hill & Sons
1910 - 1916 Frederick Smith
in 1916 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1916 Richard Bennett
until 1936 W. E. Hill & Sons
1936 - 1945 Fritz Kreisler
1945 - 1946 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1946 Jacques Gordon
- Sold by Jacques Francais
in 1972 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1967)
  • Letter: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1958)
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1936)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1936)

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902
  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, South Kensington Museum, London
  • Violins & Violinists, November, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Kreisler's Violins, Tully Potter, 2017
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, 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 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated)

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