Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1685, the 'Rosgonyl'

Violin: 41428

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1686."

Back: One-piece cut on the half-slab

Top: of medium grain

Ribs: of medium curl

Varnish: Golden-yellow

Length of back: 35.8 cm

Upper bouts: 16.75 cm

Middle bouts: 10.95 cm

Lower bouts: 20.75 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"The instrument takes its name from the Hungarian violinist Agnes Rosgonyl of Budapest, who owned and played the violin for nearly thirty-five years." – 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


until 1916 August Herrmann
1916-1950 Agnes Rosgonyl
from 1950 Frank Gullino
until 1978 Jacques Français
from 1978 Dr Mark Ptashne
until 1983 Jacques Français
from 1983 Current owner

Known players

Eugene Drucker

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Morel & Gradoux-Matt, New York, NY (2006)
  • Certificate: August Herrmann, Berlin (1916)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, December, 1987, Eugene Drucker, London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Stradivari, Stewart Pollens, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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