Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1731, the 'Lo Stauffer, Zukerman'


Violin: 40803

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremone anno 1734"

Back: One-piece with flame descending from treble to bass.

Top: of fine-grained spruce which is slightly broader at the centre of the instrument

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Yellow-orange over a golden ground

Length of back: 35.0 cm

Upper bouts: 16.25 cm

Middle bouts: 10.75 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

There are 7 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Resides in the Palazzo Comunale collection in Cremona.

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


". . . The varnish of a light brown colour is original on the ribs and head but not on the table and back. . ."

Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, London, London

Provenance

in 1830 Bravi Mazzo
... ...
from 1916 D. Saluzzo
until 1930 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1924 Emil Hjorth & Sons
... ...
from 1930 A. J. Corfe
until 1945 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1924 H. L. Wessel
from 1945 Boosey & Hawkes
in 1972 Sold by Sotheby's
1972 - 1977 Pinchas Zukerman
until 1980 John & Arthur Beare
from 1980 Walter Stauffer Musicological Foundation of Cremona (Museo del Violino)

Known players

Pinchas Zukerman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1980)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1926)
  • Certificate: Ernst Kessler, Berlin (1924)

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References

  • 36 Famous Italian Violins, Alex Wasinski, Herman Gordon, New York (illustrated)
  • Cremona's Instruments, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrea Mosconi, cremonabooks, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri, detto del Gesu', Elia Santoro, Editrice Turris, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Gli Strumenti di Cremona, Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrea Mosconi, Cremona Books, Cremona (illustrated)
  • I Centenari Dei Guarneri: 1698-1998, Consorzio Liutai e Archettai "Antonio Stradivai", Cremona (illustrated)
  • Joseph Guarnerius "del Gesù", Charles Beare, Bruce Carlson & Andrea Mosconi, Commune di Cremona, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11, 1972, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2010 Calendar: Violin Heroes, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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