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3D Object Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, "Castelbarco."

About this Item


  • Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1699, "Castelbarco."


  • Stradivari, Antonio, approximately 1644-1737, creator person of work
  • Castelbarco, Cesare di, 1782-1860, former owner
  • Vuillaume, Jean-Baptiste, 1798-1875, former owner
  • Whittall, Gertrude Clarke, 1867-1965, former owner
  • Library of Congress

Created / Published

  • [between 1696 and 1701?]


  • -  Violin--Specimens


  • violins


  • -  Title supplied by cataloger.
  • -  Length of back: 355.5 mm. Upper bouts: 159 mm. Middle bouts: 104 mm. Lower bouts: 197.8 mm.
  • -  This violin was, with the "Castelbarco" cello of 1697, once a part of the quartet of Stradivaris owned by Count Cesare Castelbarco of Milan. After the count died, it was sold in London to Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. The violin later was sold to several other owners until it was purchased in about 1875 by John Mountford, who also owned the "Kreisler" Guarneri. Mountford owned this violin until his death, at which time it passed to the Hills of London and then to a Mrs. Renton of Guildford, Surrey. Nathan Posner bought this violin from Mrs. Renton and brought it to the United States. He in turn sold it to Mrs. Gertrude Clarke Whittall.
  • -  Gift; Mrs. Gertrude Clarke Whittall, 1935.
  • -  The material described in this catalog record is located in the Music Division, Library of Congress.


  • 1 musical instrument.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2022560098

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Stradivari, Antonio, Approximately , Creator Person Of Work, Cesare Di Castelbarco, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Gertrude Clarke Whittall, and Library Of Congress. Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, "Castelbarco.". [Between 1696 and 1701?, 1696] Image.

APA citation style:

Stradivari, A., Castelbarco, C. D., Vuillaume, J., Whittall, G. C. & Library Of Congress. (1696) Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, "Castelbarco.". [Between 1696 and 1701?] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stradivari, Antonio, Approximately , Creator Person Of Work, et al. Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, "Castelbarco.". [Between 1696 and 1701?, 1696] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.