Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1715, the 'Baron Knoop, Bevan'


Violin: 41471

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Rose tint

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Notes:

Rembert Wurlitzer christened the instrument the "Baron Knoop" because it was, according to Alfred Hill, the Baron's favorite violin.

The Miracle Makers, The Miracle Makers, Chicago

Provenance

- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
- Rony Rogoff
- J. E. Greiner
in 1870 Oeschner
... ...
in 1881 Gand & Bernardel, Freres
from 1881 Caspar Gottlieb Meier
until 1910 Baron Johann Knoop
in 1910 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1910 F. L. Bevan
until 1914 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1914 Richard Bennett
until 1944 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1944 J. Frank Otwell
in 1954 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1954 - 1978 Raymond Cerf
... ...
from 1992 Current owner

References

  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Miracle Makers, Bein & Fushi, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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