Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1732, the 'Lady Rebecca, Arkwright'


Violin: 41565

Original label

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


Notes:

Instrument #84 in the South Kensington Special Exhibit of 1872.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, London


Donated to the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation in 2015 by violinist Joseph Sylvan, a former professor at New Mexico State University.

Provenance

until 1860 Count Cesare Castelbarco
1860 - 1861 Alfredo Piatti
... ...
1861 - 1886 John Hungerford Arkwright
... ...
1886 - 1913 Mrs. Hodgson
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Robert Augustus Bower
- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1913 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
until 1955 Ralph P. Powell
1955 - 1968 Kurt Manig
1968 - 2015 Dr. Joseph Manig-Sylvan
from 2015 Rachel Barton Pine Foundation

Known players

Ertan Torgul

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London States that the instrument is entirely the work of Antonio with no signs of his sons' collaboration being perceptible.

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References

  • The Strad, April, 1955, London (illustrated)
  • Antonio Stradivari and His Instruments, William Henley, Amati Publishing, Ltd., Sussex, 1961
  • Catalogue of the Special Exhibition at South Kensington, England, Carl Engel, South Kensington Museum, London
  • Correspondence with Dr. Joseph Manig-Sylvan, March-April, 2006
  • Correspondence with Dr. Sylvan, August, 2009
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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