Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1671, the 'Oistrakh'


Violin: 41406

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1671"

Back: Two-piece of medium flames slanting downwards from the joint

Top: of fine grain, broadening towards the flanks

Ribs: of broader curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 15.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 19.5 cm

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


Notes:

Stolen from the Museum of Musical Culture in Russia in May 1996 but recovered in 2001.

Correspondence with Sergey Kraft


Listed as an instrument of 1672 by Goodkind.

The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Larchmont, NY

Known players

David Oistrakh

References

  • Correspondence with Sergey Kraft, February-March, 2004
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive

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