Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1733, the 'Earl of Falmouth'


Violin: 41122

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

In "The Hawley collection," Lyon & Healy list the date of this instrument as 1740.

The Hawley Collection of Violins, The Hawley Collection of Violins, Chicago

Provenance

until 1853 Earl of Falmouth
from 1853 W. E. Hill & Sons
- William Richards
until 1875 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1875 J. Dix Perkin
- John Adam
- Robert E. Brandt
until 1890 W. E. Hill & Sons
1890 - 1920 Dwight J. Partello
- Sold by Emil Herrmann
- David H. Walton
until 1944 Emil Herrmann
in 1948 Henry Hottinger
until 1958 Louis E. Brooks
... ...
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
- Dr. Ledford Gregory
until 1969 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1969 Isaak Szlanka
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Correspondence: Juan Luis Prieto (photocopy) (2008)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer (photocopy), New York, NY (1970)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons (photocopy), London (1890)
  • Certificate: Lyon & Healy, Chicago, IL
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (photocopy)

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References

  • A Thousand Mornings of Music, Arnold Gingrich, Crown Publishers, New York (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, December, 1948, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled (supplement to The Strad, June, 2010), Carlo Chiesa (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • Rare Violins of New York
  • The Hawley Collection of Violins, Lyon & Healy, Chicago
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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