Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, the 'Baron Knoop'

Violin: 41268

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece

Varnish: worn on center of back

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

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


until 1900 Paul Blanchard
from 1900 W. E. Hill & Sons
- Unknown
until 1913 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1913 Richard Bennett
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1937 Karl Siebenhuener
until 1945 W. E. Hill & Sons
1945 - 1963 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)

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  • The Strad, June, 1946, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961 (illustrated)
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • The Strad, August, 1987, London (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Mostra di Antonio Stradivari (Palazzo Borromeo - Isola Bella), Turris Editrice, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, September-October, 1954, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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