Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1690, the 'Lord Nelson'
Bearing its original label.
Back: One-piece of rather broad figure
Scroll: finely cut but slightly worn on right-hand side.
Ribs: matching back
Varnish: Bright golden
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Upper bouts: 16.2 cm
Middle bouts: 11 cm
Lower bouts: 20.3 cm
Notes:Acquired its name because of its presence on Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar. It was the property of one of his officers and was recovered after the conflict unscathed.
How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago
|in 1805||Officer of Lord Nelson's flagship|
|1895 - 1920||Dwight J. Partello|
|1920 - 1928||Lyon & Healy|
|in 1945||Elizabeth Rothwell|
|in 1959||Clarence Henry Dragert|
|in 1967||Sold by Sotheby's|
|from 1967||Current owner|
Certificates & Documents
- Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL (1928)
- Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1895)
Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)
- How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
- Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (August, 1924), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
- Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1929), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
- Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, June 16, 1967, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
- Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)