Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1778, the 'Hart'


Violin: 40917

Back: One piece of maple, with added pieces in the lower flanks by the maker

Top: spruce with open grain

Scroll: similar to back with winder curls to the maple and matches the ribs

Varnish: Red brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 19.15 cm

Reported stolen on May 16, 1999

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Provenance

in 1937 Sold by Hart & Son
until 1940 William Lewis & Son
1940 - 1946 C. M. Carlson
from 1946 Philip A. Williams
from 1999 Reported stolen
in 1999 Anonymous
from 1999 Reported stolen

References

  • J. B. Guadagnini
  • Maestronet Stolen Instrument Information for Instrument #8 https://www.maestronet.com/stolen/details.cfm?ID=8
  • The Strad, July, 1937, London
  • The Strad, September, 1937, London (illustrated)
  • Search for stolen violin leads to Chicago
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago

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