Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1703, the 'Allegretti'


Violin: 41323

Back: Two-piece

Ribs: of wide curl

Varnish: Reddish brown; plentiful

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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Notes:

"This instrument bears a strong resemblance to the 1704 Betts violin."

The Stradivarius Memorial Association, William Dana Orcutt, The Stradivari Memorial (1977), New York

Provenance

until 1896 Pietro Allegretti
in 1896 Dr. Gaetano Allegretti
1896 - 1897 W. E. Hill & Sons
1897 - 1907 J. L. Whitehead
1907 - 1909 Caspar Gottlieb Meier
1909 - 1911 Robert Augustus Bower
from 1911 Dr. Georg Löwenberg
- Sold by Hamma & Co.
from 1916 Baron Tucher
until 1932 Emil Herrmann
from 1932 Dr. Arthur Bloch
until 1937 Emil Herrmann
from 1937 Current owner

Known players

Paul Bernard

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann

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References

  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • L'Esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937, Comitato Stradivariano, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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