Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1683, the 'Petherick, Hart'

Violin: 41258

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece of handsome maple

Top: of medium even grain

Ribs: of broad curl

Varnish: Golden-yellow

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.9 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


It is said that George Hart presented this instrument to Petherick as thanks for his help in preparing his famous book.

Mostra di Antonio Stradivari, Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Cremona


until 1900 George Hart
from 1900 Horace Petherick
until 1910 Robert Augustus Bower
1910 - 1911 August Herrmann
from 1911 Loebinger
in 1963 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY
  • Certificate: August Herrmann, Berlin

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists (1969), Franz Farga, Frederick A Prager, New York (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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