Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1720, the 'Rochester'


Violin: 41492

Original label

Back: One-piece of medium curl slanting from left to right

Top: of fine grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of broader and less pronounced curl

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.8 cm

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

Provenance

- John Betts
until 1877 Alderman Coles
1877 - 1880 W. E. Hill & Sons
1880 - 1885 Professor Price
from 1885 George Alfred Gibson
until 1929 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1929 Robert Augustus Bower
in 1929 Sold by Emil Herrmann
1929 - 1965 Dr. Arthur Bloch
from 1965 William MacNeil Rodewald, Jr.
until 1998 Jacques Francais
in 1998 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
from 1998 Dietmar Machold
in 2000 Tsugio Tokunaga
in 2003 Sold by Kenneth Warren & Son
in 2006 Current owner

Known players

Alexander Brott, Tsugio Tokunaga

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son (photocopy), Chicago, IL (2003)
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) X-1589.
  • Bill of sale: Emil Herrmann (1965)
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1965)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1937)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1927)
  • Letter: Alfred E. Hill, London (1927) To Mr. Bower.

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References

  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • Antonius Stradivarius, Cremona 1720: Ex-Rochester, Amati, New York (illustrated)
  • 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, Box 57 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Stradivari Memorial (1977), William Dana Orcutt, Da Capo Press, New York (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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