Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1729, the 'Libon'


Violin: 41550

Back: Two-piece

Varnish: Dark red


Notes:

Around 1925, Wurlitzer reported that the head was not original, but W. E. Hill & Sons later provided an authentic Stradivari head which was attached to the instrument.

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

Provenance

in 1796 Felipe Libon
- John Betts
- F. L. Bevan
until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
1899 - 1917 W. D. Russell
1917 - 1923 St. Dunstan's
from 1923 W. E. Hill & Sons
until 1925 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
from 1925 Alexander J. Stuart
until 1945 William Lewis & Son
from 1945 David Turcott
in 1954 Paul Fite
in 1955 Current owner

Known players

Josef Suk (II), Václav Hudecek

References

  • Classical Music - Streaming Classical Music
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999 (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, July, 1942, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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