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


Violin: 41258

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.


Notes:

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

Provenance

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
  • 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.)

References

  • 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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