Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1669, the 'Clisbee, Francalucci'


Violin: 40733

Original label: "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1669"

Back: Two-piece of small curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.05 cm

Upper bouts: 15.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.25 cm

Lower bouts: 19.65 cm

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


Notes:

Instrument #89 at the South Kensington Special Exhibition of 1872.

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


"The instrument... is named after two of its previous owners, Mr. Francalucci, who seems to have been a Professor from Bologna... and Mrs. Clisbee, a pupil of Andreas Moser, second violin of the Joachim Quartet." – Alessandra Barabaschi

Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne

Provenance

in 1872 Francalucci
... ...
from 1899 Mrs Clisbee
- Farsaner Farron
in 1948 Sold by William Lewis & Son
... ...
from 1966 Hans Isenberg
in 1976 Sold by Bein & Fushi, Inc
until 1991 Cho-Ming Sin
from 1991 Geigenbau Machold
in 2003 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
from 2003 Town of Cremona, Museo del Violino

Known players

Anastasia Khitruk

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) X-877.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1992)
  • Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, IL (1966)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1948) No. 1090.

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References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, South Kensington Museum, London
  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • La Casa Nuziale: The Home of Antonio Stradivari, 1667-1680, Arnaldo Baruzzi, W. E. Hill & Sons, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XII, No. 1, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • Titanic Records Ti-260

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