The Library of Congress instrument collection includes this
violin, once played by Evelyn Spitalny. It's labelled as a
Bergonzi, but curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford is not so sure. Do
you have any ideas?
Recent research shows that Giovanni Francesco Pressenda worked as a farmer before turning his hand to instrument making. In this article from the April 2005 issue, Alberto Giordano examines a late c.1845 violin