Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1686, the 'Frances Day'


Violin: 40754

Original label but the date has been altered

Back: Two-piece

Scroll: from a later period, circa 1709

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.9 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Also dated 1684-5 and 1680-89.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

- Carey
- Frances Day
in 1940 Joseph P. Day
from 1942 H. K. Headley
in 1961 Current owner

References

  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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