Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1743, the ''Canary Bird''


Violin: 42987

Labelled, "Joseph Guarnerius fecit, Cremonae anno 17.."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.4 cm

Lower bouts: 20.7 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

- Sold by Hamma & Co.
- Theodor Hämmerle
- Dr. Theodore Hladik
- Leonid Kogan
in 2017 Current owner

Known players

Leonid Kogan

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Rings match the wood of the "Alard" Guarneri of 1742 (ID=444).

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References

  • Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mitteralter bis zur Gegenwart, Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff, Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, Frankfurt am Main (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Testament Records
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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