Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1783, the 'Kleynenberg'

Violin: 42745

Bearing its original label; "alumnus Atonii Stradivari."

Back: Two-piece of irregular medium curl

Top: of fine grain at the center, opening out towards the flanks

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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until 1924 Carl G. Becker
1924-1928 Peter Kleynenberg
from 1928 William Lewis & Son
Carlos Molina
Ben Senescu
Dr. William H. Kane
Miss Marion McKinistry
in 1966 Faris M. Brown
... ...
in 1973 Paolo Peterlongo
... ...
in 1999 Fondazione Pro Canale - Milano

Known players

Gabriele Pieranunzi

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London "The violin is an exceptionally fine and typical example of G. B. Guadagnini's final, Turin period."

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  • Patronage and investment in fine musical instruments, Fondazione Pro Canale, Milan (illustrated)
  • Loan Exhibition of Stringed Instruments and Bows Commemorating the 70th Birthday of Simone Fernando Sacconi, Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Strumenti ad Arco, Paolo Peterlongo, Edizioni Siei, Milan (illustrated)
  • The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1945, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Travels of J. B. Guadagnini, Consorzio Liutai & Archettai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Violin: Its physical and acoustic principles, Paolo Peterlongo, Paul Elek, London (illustrated)


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