The bequest from the Andrew F. Petryn Collection also includes three Tourte bows


The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments has acquired more than 20 stringed instruments and bows from the Andrew F. Petryn Collection – a bequest following the violinist and art conservator’s death in October 2013. Among the items are a violin by Nicolò Amati from 1679 (pictured), a violin by Andrea Guarneri from 1672 and three François Tourte bows.

‘The violins are in an especially fine state of preservation, and their provenances are well documented over the many generations that have ensued since they left the hands of their makers over four centuries ago,’ according to a Yale Collection statement.

The Petryn Collection also comprises two German violins and twelve more bows by such makers as Jean Adam, Jacques LaFleur, François Nicolas Voirin, James Dodd, and Albert Nürnberger.

Plans are underway for a special exhibition of the new acquisitions.

Picture: Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

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