"A fine example of the "long pattern," which Stradivari introduced in 1690. . . .This violin was unknown to the trade until 1915, when it was acquired by W. E. Hill and Sons after many years in a English country house. There were indications that it might at one time
have belonged to Spagnoletti."
Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Charles Beare, Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Milan
"[the violin] is named after the renowned collector Richard Bennett of Lancashire, England." – Alessandra Barabaschi
Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Cologne