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.


Notes:

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

References

  • 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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