Pietro Guarneri of Venice, Venice, 1743, the 'Baron Knoop'

Violin: 41411

Dated 1740.

Back: One-piece with broad flames descending sharply from treble to bass side

Top: of spruce with narrow grain at the center, broadening on the flanks

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: medium flamed

Varnish: Brownish red, unusually thick

Length of back: 35.7 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.4 cm

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Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Baron Johann Knoop
until 1930 Theodor Hämmerle
until 1965 Henry Hottinger
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
in 1967 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1967 Melvin Ritter
in 1968 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1968 Paolo Peterlongo
in 1973 Paolo Peterlongo
... ...
in 1995 Fondazione Pro Canale - Milano

Known players

Marco Rizzi, Roberto Cani


  • …And They Made Violins in Cremona from Renaissance to Romantic Era, Conzorzia Liutai & Archetti A. Stradivari Cremona, Cremona (illustrated)
  • A Thousand Mornings of Music, Arnold Gingrich, Crown Publishers, New York (illustrated)
  • Henry Hottinger Collection (illustrated)
  • I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)
  • Patronage and investment in fine musical instruments, Fondazione Pro Canale, Milan (illustrated)
  • Positano On-Line: hotel in Positano.
  • Private Archives - 10842
  • Strumenti ad Arco, Paolo Peterlongo, Edizioni Siei, Milan (illustrated)
  • The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family, W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1931
  • The Violin: Its physical and acoustic principles, Paolo Peterlongo, Paul Elek, London (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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