Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1692, the 'Bennett'


Violin: 41402

Long-pattern

Back: One-piece

Scroll: Unusual in having an extra half turn to the volute

Length of back: 35.95 cm

Upper bouts: 15.95 cm

Middle bouts: 10.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

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Notes:

"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

Provenance

from 1915 W. E. Hill & Sons
until c. 1930 Richard Bennett
in 1931 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1931 Lewis Bruce
- Sold by William E. Hill & Sons
until 1989 Unknown
in 1989 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
from 1989 Hug & Co.
in 1996 Current owner

Known players

Hanna Weinmeister

References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Bennett Stradivari for Parkhouse winner – The Strad, news item, May 1996
  • Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan (illustrated)
  • The Strad, February, 1993, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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