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


until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Baron Johann Knoop
until 1930 Theodor Hämmerle
- Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
until 1965 Henry Hottinger
from 1965 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
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.
  • 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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