This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae' was published in The Strad, April 1973. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

Giuseppe Guarneri, the third son of Andrea, was born in Cremona in 1666. He was not a prolific maker, and for 20 years prior to his death in 1739-40, seems to have made very few instruments. His last known authentic work is a cello dated 1731.

The illustrated instrument is a characteristic violin of the maker which bears a label dated 1712. The two-piece back is of curly maple cut on the half slab, the sides and scroll of small figure. The table is of medium grained spruce. The varnish, a beautiful golden orange-reddish colour of the finest quality.

The maker’s pattern varied considerably and his later violins are usually flatter than early specimens. He began by following his father’s pattern, who throughout his life was a close imitator of Nicolo Amati, but later developed a style of his own.