Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Baron von der Leyen'

Violin: 41392

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Rich orange-red

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


1820-1850 Baron von der Leyen
1850-1865 Rudolph von Beckerath
1865-1873 Franziska Friese
from 1873 Max Maerklin
until 1928 Frau Kroll
1928-1931 Emil Herrmann, New York
1931-1953 Ralph Hubbard Norton
from 1953 Chicago Orchestral Association
in 1988 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Known players

Victor Aitay

Certificates & Documents

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

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  • Chicago's Loss, Chicago's Gain
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • 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)


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