Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1718, the 'Arnold Rosé, Viotti'

Violin: 41480

Bearing its original label, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1718."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.55 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.65 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Named 'Mysa' by Arnold Rosé when it was presented to him by a group of admirers led by Countess Mysa Wydenbruck Esterhazy as a gift for his 50th birthday in October 1913.


Giovanni Battista Viotti
until 1912 Hamma & Co.
1913-1945 Arnold Josef Rosé
until 1947 Emil Herrmann, New York
1947-1958 Louis E. Brooks
L. E. Cooper
in 1975 Robert Mann
... ...
in 1986 Nicholas Mann
until 1991 Jacques Français
from 1991 Japanese Bank
in 2010 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Alma Rosé, Anne Akiko Meyers, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Nicholas Mann, Robert Mann

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2003)
  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1991) #3085.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1962)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1949)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1914)
  • Certificate: Wurlitzer, 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.)


  • 36 Famous Italian Violins, Alex Wasinski, Herman Gordon, New York (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Private Papers
  • Quartet of Decades
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The last flowering of old Vienna
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)


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