Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1732, the 'Mayseder'


Violin: 42355

Back: One-piece curly maple, with a fairly broad figure extending right across its width with a slight gradient from left to right

Varnish: Orange


Notes:

"As part of Juilliard's Instrumental Loan Program, the instrument was loned to Itzhak Perlman when he was a student. As noted in his foreward to this book, this was the violin played by Mr. Perlman when he won first place in the prestigious Levintritt Competition in 1964. The instrument was also used by noted violinist Gil Shaham while he was a student in Juilliard's Pre-College Division."

A Living Legacy, Lisa Robinson, A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at the Juilliard School, New Jersey

Provenance

until 1865 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1865 Reverend Waldy
until 1871 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1871 Charles Fletcher
until 1873 Joseph Mayseder
- Captain John Audley Harvey
- Sold by George Hart
until 1902 Robert Crawford
1902 - 1903 W. E. Hill & Sons
1903 - 1907 Maud Powell
in 1909 Sold by Lyon & Healy
from 1913 A. J. Jones
1916 - 1917 Lyon & Healy
1917 - 1918 Chaloner B. Schley
in 1921 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
from 1952 Juilliard School of Music

Known players

Gil Shaham, Itzhak Perlman, Joseph Mayseder, Maud Powell

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1903) Handwritten from Alfred Hill to Maude Powell relating the history of the violin.

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References

  • A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at the Juilliard School, Lisa Robinson, Amadeus Press, New Jersey (illustrated)
  • Historic women performers: Maud Powell, Alessandra Barabaschi, February 6, 2018
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1912), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins (1909), Lyon & Healy, Chicago
  • Lyon & Healy, Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violonceollos (1916), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy, Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (February, 1921), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (August, 1919), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Maud Powell feature
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins (1909), Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Ex-Maud Powell Guadagnini

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