Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1728, the 'Dickinson, Stuart'


Violin: 41544

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1728 AS."

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

Top: of medium to fine grain

Scroll: by another maker, of narrow curl

Ribs: of medium to broad curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


Notes:

Described by the Hills as having been "in the wars" due to the repairs made on it. A rather large rectangular section was required to be fitted at the lower end of the back.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago


Illustrated in The Strad, July 1997.

How Many Strads?, Doring, Bein & Fushi, Doring, Bein & Fushi, How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Chicago

Provenance

until 1928 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1928 Alexander J. Stuart
- H. M. Dickinson
in 1949 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
in 1995 Sold by Sotheby's
in 1997 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: D. R. Hill & Son, Great Missenden (1995)

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References

  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1997, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 31, 1995, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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