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Venus 1727 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    French nobleman
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Gessel, Harry von
    Herrmann, Emil
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 79

 

Vesuvius 1727 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Brosa, Antonio

Remarks:

-

 

ex Vidoudez 1703 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Schoofs Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Elman, Mischa
    ???
    Private owner
    ???
    Vidoudez, Pierre - Geneva
    Musician - Zurich (1972)
    Bongartz - Aachen
    Rieu, Andre - Netherlands (1998)
    Bongartz - Aachen (1998)
    ???

Remarks:

Bongartz:  50. Auktion - Catalog Nov.  9, 1998.[14], p 31

 

Vieuxtemps 1710 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Strogonoff, Count
    Vieuxtemps
    ???
    Hamma
    ???
    Geissmar, Dr., Mannheim (1900)
    Geissmar, Family
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

ex Vieuxtemps 1739 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vieuxtemps
    Papini, Guido
    Camposelice, Duc de
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    ???

Remarks:

Played by Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'. Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192]

 

ex Vieuxtemps 1741 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Newman, Philip
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Viotti 1704 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Visconti 1684 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Contessina Visconti, Cristina
    ???
    Tarisio - France
    ???
    Greenhouse, Bernard
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument was originally a viola-da-gamba which was made for the Contessina Visconti and later reduced to cello size. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 92

 

ex Vogelweith 1711 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

   

ex Walter-Szigeti 1718 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

ex Walton 1680 Amati, Nicolá V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Galamian, Ivan

Remarks:

-

 

Ward 1700 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Taft, von Donop, Ward Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Turner, John Alvey 1
    Ward, J. - Lodon (1860) 2
    Hill & Sons - London (1907)
    Donop, Herr von
    ??? - Switzerland
    Beare, Arthur - London
    Posner, Nathan E. - Brooklyn, NY
    Whittall, Gertrude Clarke 3
    The Library of Congress - Washington (1937)

Remarks:

  1. Mr. Turner was a dealer of musical instruments.
  2. Mr. Ward died in 1907.
  3. Mrs. Whittall presented this instrument to the The Library of Congress.

Goodkind states also Caressa, Heermann, Taft and Wurlitzer as former owners.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 35; Hargrave, Roger:  Amati Stradivari & Guarneri - The Libray of Congress Violins[69] p 17; Wilkins, H. Blakiston:  Another Aid to Music in the Library of Congress[190] p 4; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 729

 

Webbs 1684 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Reuther, Fritz - Mannheim
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument was loaned by Reuther for exhibition in the Stradivari Bicentenary. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23

 

Wiener 1732 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Wiener, Wilhelm - London
    ???
    Herrmann, August (1912)
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Hellmann, Paul - Vienna
    ???
    Busch, Adolf - Berlin (1930)
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Wilhelmj 1725 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vuillaume - Paris
    Bochmühl - Düsseldorf
    Wilhelmj's father 1
    Wilhelmj, Emil 1, 2
    Kupferschmidt, Hugo - Cincinnati (1896) 2
    ???
    Wurlitzer (1920)
    Greiner, J. E - Baltimore 3
    Wurlitzer 3
    Kimball, Maulsby (1938) 3
    Fawick, Thomas L. (1944) 4
     •   Reyes, Angel - Cuba 4
    ???
    Nippon Music Foundation - Japan (2001)
     •   Sato, Shunsuke - Tokyo 5

Remarks:

  1. Wilhelmj's father bought the instrument for his son Emil.
  2. Wilhelmj sold the instrument to his pupil, the American violinist Hugo Kupferschmidt sometime after he had ceased to play in public. Kupferschmidt retained it until his dead.
  3. Greiner as well as Maulsby returned the instrument to Wurlitzer in an exchange.
  4. Fawick loaned this instrument to the Cuban violinist Reyes.
  5. The young Japanese violinist was loaned the Wilhelmj by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Goodkind states also Krippendorf as a former owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 75; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 261 - 263; Nippon Music Foundation:  Loaning/Recipients of Stringed Instruments[115]; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 736

 

ex Willenmotte 1734 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Wilmotte-Marsick 1705 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Wondra Bey 1702 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Woolhouse 1720 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Galimir, Felix

Remarks:

-

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