Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, c. 1731, the 'Stanley Goodman'

Violin: 41968

Labeled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit / Cremone anno 1737 IHS."

Back: Two-piece

Top: of narrow grain, broadening towards the flanks

Scroll: of wood matching back

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Red-brown over a golden brown

Length of back: 35.15 cm

Upper bouts: 16.65 cm

Middle bouts: 10.65 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

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until 1911 Robert Augustus Bower
from 1911 W. E. Hill & Sons
- René Bohet
- Irene Bohet
1960 - 1965 Archdiocese of Luanda
1965 - 1972 W. E. Hill & Sons
1972 - 1993 Stanley J. Goodman
1994 - 1998 Machold Rare Violins, Ltd
1998 - 2003 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
2003 - 2007 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
from 2007 Current owner

Known players

Eric Wyrick, René Bohet

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) Values the instrument at $3.8 million.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1995) X-1077.The instrument “is original in its essential parts like table, back, ribs and scroll.”
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1972)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1972)

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