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  • Maggini1
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    From the Archive: a Maggini violin

    2019-08-15T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini was published in The Strad, September 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The principal measurements of this violin, as supplied by the owner, are: Length of body, 37 cm; width of upper bouts, 17.1 ...

  • Storioni1
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    From the Archive: a Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1785

    2019-08-14T13:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Lorenzo Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The Storioni illustrated is in a fine state of preservation, and well covered with varnish. Nearly all of this maker's instruments encountered today possess ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Tononi, 1699

    2019-08-09T08:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Tononi was published in The Strad, July 1923. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This fine violin is essentially a lady’s instrument in every way, being of the small Amatise type in build. It was made in ...

  • Mystery_19_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by G.B. Rogeri, large pattern, 1697

    2019-08-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri was published in The Strad, February 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The larger violins of this great maker are exceedingly scarce. This Rogeri’s ordinary fiddles are, relatively speaking, numerous enough, and are about ...

  • Mystery_5Sept2014
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1714

    2019-08-01T09:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, April 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Of the various Grancini, the instruments of Giovanni (1675-1737) are probably best known. Those of his father, sons, and various other relatives are ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Jacob Stainer, 1669

    2019-07-24T12:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1669 Jacob Stainer violin was published in The Strad, August 1934. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Jacobus Stainer’s instruments were always German in style, although the master was immeasurably in advance of his countrymen. That he was acquainted with ...

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    Stradivarius at work in his studio by Edgar Bundy

    2019-07-09T16:00:00Z

    2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the exhibition of British artist Edgar Bundy’s portrait of Stradivarius at work in his studio at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Although there is some doubt as to the authenticity of the 1893 painting – as no definitive record of the luthier’s appearance exists ...

  • Mystery_Oct32014
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    From the Archive: a cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice

    2014-10-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Matteo Goffriller was published in The Strad, January 1924. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violincello in the Lutyens collection is a finer specimen than any instrument I have yet seen except those by the finest of ...

  • Mystery_12_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by John Hare, 1720

    2014-09-14T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by John Hare was published in The Strad, October 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

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    From the Archive: a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri

    2014-08-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri was published in The Strad, September 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: For sheer beauty of form, workmanship, varnish, and – what is or should be of supreme importance – tone, the magnificent violin ...