Omobono Felice Stradivari, Cremona, 1736, the 'Doria, Armingaud'


Violin: 43108

Labeled, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1736"

Back: Two-piece of small curl

Top: of medium to open grain

Scroll: of almost plain wood

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm


Notes:

"Traditionally this instrument has been considered to be the work of Antonio Stradivari. In 1736 when this violin was made, Antonio was in his early 90s. Today, the Doria is widely considered to have been made by Omobono while working in his father's shop."

Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 15, 1995, London, Christie's, Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 15, 1995, London, London

Provenance

- Jules Armingaud
until 1870 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
from 1870 Le Marquis Doria
- Penrose
until 1952 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1952 The Fountain Valley School of Colorado
in 1997 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, New York, NY (2004) X-4373. Attributes the instrument to Antonio Stradivari.
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1997) ". . .is the work of Antonio Stradivari with the participation of his sons. . ."
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1952) Attributes the instrument to Antonio Stradivari.
  • Invoice: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris (1870)

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References

  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 15, 1995, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, November, 1995, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 43 (illustrated)
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)

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