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    From the Archive: a violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1692

    2016-03-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, May 1976. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Our first information on this instrument traces it back to the time last century when it was given by the Czar of Russia to ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Albani, Bozen, 1694

    2016-02-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Mathias Albani was published in The Strad, August 1974. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Albani (1621-1712) was one of the outstanding makers of the Tyrolese school. Instruments of his early period are purely Tyrolean in style, and strongly ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Nicolo Amati, Cremona, 1660-70

    2016-02-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Nicolo Amati was published in The Strad, April 1975. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Nicolo Amati, the son of Girolamo (Hieronymus) is generally considered the finest maker of the family and his work represents the peak of achievement ...

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    From the Archive: a violin labelled Duiffoprugcar believed to be the work of J.B.Vuillaume

    2016-02-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin labelled Duiffoprugcar was published in The Strad, February 1974. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The carved and decorated violin illustrated here bears a label which reads: Gaspard Diuffo Pruggar Bonamillio anno 1516 but is believed to be the work ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Richard Duke, London, c.1770-80

    2016-02-08T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Richard Duke was published in The Strad, August 1972. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: One of the best of our native workmen active during the second half of the eighteenth century was Richard Duke who worked in London ...

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    From the Archive: a violoncello by Dominicus Montagnana, Venice, 1735

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Dominicus Montagnana was published in The Strad, June 1972. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Dominicus Montagnana is justly considered to have been one of the finest of the many talented luthiers who worked in Venice during the first ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Johannes Bernardus Cuypers, The Hague, 1810

    2016-01-25T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Johannes Bernardus Cuypers was published in The Strad, May 1972. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Dutch violin makers were for a great number of years overlooked in favour of better known Italian, French and English instruments. The early ...

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    From the Archive: Antonio Stradivari 'Corbett' violin, Cremona, 1706

    2016-01-18T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1706 violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, December 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: There are very few instruments by Antonio Stradivari of which the history is known almost back to the day they left the maker's ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Alexander Despine, Turin 1828

    2016-01-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Alexander Despine was published in The Strad, July, 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Several writers mention that Despine was a pupil of Pressenda, but this is most unlikely, as they were approximately the same age. It seems ...

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    From the Archive: A violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1837

    2016-01-04T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was published in The Strad, March, 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Giovanni Francesco Pressenda generally followed a Stradivari model, especially in his early violins; later he designed a pattern of his own where the ...