Closely resembles the King Maximilian of 1709.
The Stradivarius Memorial Association, William Dana Orcutt, The Stradivari Memorial (1977), New York
". . .when Hermann was still in New York, a young lady, the daughter of a wealthy New York banker, bought a violin from him almost as impetuously as that. She appeared in the front room of his shop -- where strings and other trifling paraphernalia were sold -- and told the clerk on duty that she wanted to learn to play the violin, and would like to have a Stradivarius for her lessons. The clerk refused to take her seriously, but the girl persisted, and finally made her way into Herrmann's inner office, where she gazed in rapture at one of the beautiful instruments lying around there. Herrmann, with his air of polite indifference, told her it was not for her; it was the 'Bavarian' Stradivari, of 1720, a violin that had been in the possession of Bavarian royalty for many years. But if she cared to see a less expensive fiddle. . . 'Ah, Bavaria!' said the young lady. 'What a lovely country! I had the best time of my life there. I want to buy that violin.' She wrote out a check for thirty-two thousand [sic] dollars for it on the spot. Two years later, she abandoned her studies, but she still has the violin."
Trustee in Fiddledale - I, Joseph Wechsberg, The New Yorker, October 17, 1953, New York