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

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
from 1914 Richard Bennett
until 1914 W. E. Hill & Sons
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
- J. E. Greiner
until 1944 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1944 J. Frank Otwell
in 1954 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
1954 - 1978 Raymond Cerf
- Rony Rogoff
from 1992 Current owner

Known players

Benar Heifetz

References

  • Homage
  • 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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