Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1740, the 'Duchess of Cleaveland'


Violin: 42861

Labeled, "Domenicus Montagnana sub signum Cremonae Venetiis 1740."

Back: Two-piece, cut on the slab, with knots

Varnish: Dark red


Notes:

Emil Herrmann notes: "Fake!"

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

- Duchess of Cleaveland
until 1899 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1899 Alvin L. Barton
- Neff
in 1949 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
in 1955 Sold by William Lewis & Son
from 1957 Current owner

Known players

Sidney Harth

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1899)

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References

  • A Violin by Domenico Montagnana
  • Violins & Violinists, May, 1947, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos & Bows (Spring, 1955), William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955 (illustrated)

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