Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1782, the 'Betti'


Violin: 42744

Bearing its original label.

Back: Two-piece curly maple

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm


Notes:

Also dated 1784.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, DC

Provenance

until 1908 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1908 Adolfo Betti
1925 - 1934 Maulsby Kimball
1934 - 1938 Emil Herrmann
1938 - 1949 Walter H. Trampler
from 1949 Paul Ciani
in 1995 Current owner

Known players

Adolfo Betti

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1995) #5110.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris

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References

  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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