All Giovanni-Francesco-Pressenda articles

  • Mystery 13.4

    From the archive: a c.1845 violin by Pressenda


    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

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


    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 ...