Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1685, the 'Rosgonyl'


Violin: 41428

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.


Notes:

"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

Provenance

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

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References

  • 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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