This instrument was featured in a full-page notice posted by Guarneri House after it was stolen in 1985.
Stolen Violin, The Strad, August, 1985, London
Letter from Steven Reiley to Jacques Francais, May 23, 1985 reporting the instrument to have been stolen: "The violin is in mint condition, showing only a small crack in the upper bass side next to the neck and extending about one inch, from the edge towards the end of the bass bar."
The Jacques Francais 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