Carlo Bergonzi I, Cremona, 1735, the 'Earl of Wharncliffe, Knoop, Landau'

Violin: 49312

Labeled, "Anno 17.. Carlo Bergonzi, fece in Cremona."

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.05 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Middle bouts: 10.6 cm

Lower bouts: 20.1 cm

There are 15 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


- Earl of Wharncliffe
until 1895 G. H. L. Parsons
in 1895 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1895 Baron Johann Knoop
in 1903 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
1903 - 1935 Dr. Felix Landau
1935 - 1948 Margaret Abraham
from 1948 Herbert Katzman
in 1970 Rembert Wurlitzer Inc.
from 1970 Jack Marlin
until 1989 Jacques Français
from 1989 Taeko Maehashi
until 1990 John & Arthur Beare
from 1990 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1989) #2960.

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  • Carlo Bergonzi: A Cremonese Master Unveiled, Christopher Reuning, editor, Consorzio Liutai Antonio Stradivari, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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