Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1708, the 'Havemeyer, Lyall'

Violin: 41341

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1708."

Back: One-piece

Top: of fine-grained spruce at the joint widening considerably towards flanks

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.86 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.85 cm

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Sold by George Hart
Sold by John & Arthur Beare
Sold by William Lewis & Sons
Sold by Florian Leonhard
in 1885 Hector Havemeyer
... ...
from 1910 Mrs. Lyall
in c. 1946 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
c. 1946-1989 Paul Bernard
from c. 1989 Anne B. Pfeiffer
in 1999 Current owner

Known players

Paul Bernard


  • 36 Famous Italian Violins, Alex Wasinski, Herman Gordon, New York (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, Autumn 1999, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)


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