Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Titian, Comte de Sauzay'

Violin: 41393

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Red

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"According to violin expert Chritopher Reuning, the French dealer Albert Caressa dubbed this violin the 'Titian' because its clear orange-red colour reminded him of the work of the famous Venetian painter."

'Titian' Stradivari, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, The Strad, February, 2009, London


- Comte D'Evry
- Comte de Sauzay
until 1872 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
1872 - 1916 William Baker
1916 - 1918 Caressa & Francais
1918 - 1921 José de Ygartua
1921 - 1922 Caressa & Francais
from 1922 Erich Lachmann
1923 - 1924 Efrem Zimbalist
1924 - 1926 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1926 - 1937 Felix M. Warburg
1937 - 1965 Gerald F. Warburg
from 1965 Samuel Mehlman
- J. Irwin Miller
from c. 1995 Current owner

Known players

Arthur Grumiaux, Cho-Liang Lin, Efrem Zimbalist, Wolfe Wolfinsohn

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Caressa & Francais, Paris
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, New York, NY

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.)


  • The Strad, February, 2009, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, 1961
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 2009, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (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 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • The Strad, August, 1996, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Violons par Antonius Stradivarius de Crémone, Albert Caressa, Paris (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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