Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1722, the 'Bartlett'


Violin: 44614

Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis faciebat Anno 1722"

Back: Two-piece with medium curl descending from the joint

Scroll: slab-cut, plainer

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.

Provenance

until 1840 Edward Withers
from 1840 Joseph Gillow
until 1887 Thomas Richard Sanders
from 1887 Charles Fletcher
- Lady Portman
- Mary Portman
- August Wilhelmj
- R. Stephenson
- Arthur Beare
until 1932 Francis (Frank) Llewellyn Bartlett
from 1932 Lucia Mary Gammer Spanger
until 1966 John Réne Payne
in 1966 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1966 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1928)
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1928)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London

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References

  • Emerging National Styles and Cremonese Copies, John Huber, Messiah Enterprise Corporation (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago
  • The Strad, 1932, London
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 5, 1966, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 6, 2012, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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