Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1739, the 'Bower, Druian'

Violin: 44345

Bearing its original label.

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11.1 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 5 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Roma Austin
Charles Fletcher
Sold by George Hart
Robert Augustus Bower
Greer Thompson
until 1954 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1954 Rafael Druian
in 1966 Weaver Violin House
from 1969 Anonymous
from c. 1975 Anonymous
from 2005 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1954)

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  • Ole Bull 2010: Guarneri del Gesu Collection, John Dilworth, Bergen (illustrated)
  • Loan Exhibition of Stringed Instruments and Bows Commemorating the 70th Birthday of Simone Fernando Sacconi, Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, Autumn, 1965, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, 50th Anniversary, 1959, William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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