Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1744, the 'Eddy Brown'


Violin: 43007

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 34.9 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

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Notes:

According to Posner, the instrument had passed directly from the Bergonzi shop to a brother of the order, and had remained with the brothers till Rauer purchased it from a monastery outside of Vienna in 1926.

Carlo Bergonzi of Cremona - Part V, Ernest N. Doring, Violins & Violinists, January, 1949, Chicago

Provenance

in 1926 Sold by Georg Rauer
from 1926 Nathan E. Posner
- Alfred E. Stephens
in 1929 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
in 1929 Ralph E. Norton
in 1934 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1934 - 1950 Eddy Brown
from 1950 Louis Graeler
- Sold by Harry A. Duffy
until 1988 Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman
... ...
in 2010 Current owner

Known players

Eddy Brown, Louis Graeler

References

  • Violins & Violinists, January, 1949, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled

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