Francesco Gobetti, Venice, 1720


Violin: 43204

Dated 1717.

Back: One-piece of broad curl slanting down to the left

Top: of somewhat irregular grain

Scroll: of wood similar to back

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.3 cm

Lower bouts: 20 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until 1896 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1896 T. D. Grissell
in 1942 Margaret Jackson
... ...
1948 - 1992 Gerald Segelman
from 1992 Segelman Trust

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1948) "This violin is a characteristic example of the maker's work and has particularly characteristic f holes."
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1943) 1943 or earlier

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References

  • The Strad, 1942, London, Feb 1942 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Mr Black's Violins: The extraordinary obsession of Gerald Segelman, Andrew Hooker, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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