Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1638


Violin: 40574

Labeled, "Andreas Guarnerius alumnus Nicolai Amati fecit Cremonæ sub titulo Sanctæ Teresiæ 1638"

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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Notes:

"What I would particularly stress here, is that his violin was made by Andrea Guarneri in 1638, when he was but twelve years old! Seemingly incredible, even if it was produced under the direct supervision of his master. Were the fact debatable I would not have been accepted as true and so recorded by Hill in their authoritative chronicle."

A Violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1638, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, November-December, 1940, Chicago

Provenance

until 1925 W. E. Hill & Sons
... ...
in 1931 Franz Degen
until 1935 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1935 Major C. E. S. Phillips
until 1940 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1940 Current owner

References

  • Ars Musica, Aloys Greither, Bayer AG, Heft 7 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, November-December, 1940, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990)

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