Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona, 1743, the 'Brusilow'


Violin: 49626

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

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Notes:

Theodore Pitcairn, a noted philanthropist, bought this violin in 1953 on behalf of the violinist Anshel Brusilow, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1959–1966. He sold the violin after leaving the orchestra for a conducting career.

Provenance

until 1929 Arthur Beare
in 1929 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
1929 - 1931 Alfred O. Corbin
in 1932 Sold by Emil Herrmann
from 1932 Leo Reisman
in 1953 Sold by Rembert Wurlitzer
from 1953 Rev. Theodore Pitcairn
from c. 1953 Anshel Brusilow
in 1969 Sold by William Moennig & Son
1969 - c. 2015 Phyllis Skoldberg
in c. 2015 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Charles Beare, London (2015)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1969)
  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer, New York, NY (1953)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1932)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1932)

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References

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