Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1665-70, the 'Back'

Violin: 44507

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis, faciebat anno 1669."

Read Carlo Chiesa and Jason Price's Carteggio feature on this violin.

Length of back: 35.2 cm

Upper bouts: 15.85 cm

Middle bouts: 10.1 cm

Lower bouts: 19.45 cm

There are 33 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Cecil Marsland Gann
P. H. Doe
Joan Doc-Girandou
in 1957 M. Back
until 1958 Chardon & Fils
from 1958 Jean Michel
in 2000 Sold by Sotheby's
from 2000 Dr David Josefowitz
until 2023 Anonymous
in 2023 Sold by Tarisio
from 2023 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Tarisio, London (2023)
  • Certificate: Peter Biddulph, London (2023)
  • Certificate: Chardon & Fils, Paris (1961)
  • Certificate: Chardon & Fils, Paris (1958)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Henri Grissino-Mayer, Paul Sheppard & Malcolm Cleaveland, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY
  • I Capolavori Cremonesi della Royal Academy of Music, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 14, 2000, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Brigitte Brandmair & Stefan-Peter Greiner (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2001 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • The Strad, May, 1957, London


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