Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1660, the 'Russian State Collection'

Viola: 40792

Labeled, "Andreas Guarnerius fecit Cremonae sub titulo Sanctaie Teresiae."

Back: Two-piece maple, cut on the quarter, showing a light somewhat irregular figure

Top: of spruce with evenly displaced annual rings

Scroll: of plain maple

Varnish: Brown-yellow

Length of back: 41.6 cm

Upper bouts: 19.8 cm

Middle bouts: 13.9 cm

Lower bouts: 24.6 cm

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


The date on the label is illegible, but the instrument is believed to be the earliest of the 5 known Andrea Guarneri violas.

I Centenari Dei Guarneri, I Centenari Dei Guarneri: 1698-1998, Cremona

Known players

Fiodor Druzhinin


  • I Centenari Dei Guarneri: 1698-1998, Consorzio Liutai e Archettai "Antonio Stradivai", Cremona (illustrated)
  • ROSIZO State Museum
  • The History of the Viola, Volume 2


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