Ashmolean Museum Oxford

No. 17 Violin Inlaid by Antonio Stradivari Print


Print of a detailed working drawing of a Violin by Antonio Stradivari, from The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments No. 17. The similarities between instruments made by Stradivari from 1667 to the mid-1680s and those made by Nicolò Amati have encouraged the belief that Stradivari was a pupil of Amati. This small violin was made towards the end of this first period and still follows the Amati model.

It is unusually ornate. The purfling is inlaid with little ivory lozenges, separated by ivory circles, there is an eight-pointed star of mother-of-pearl in the button, and the scroll is inlaid with a tendril ornament, completed with a little paint.

Part of a range of reproduction drawings from the Hill Collection of Musical Instruments, where they are used by luthiers to replicate and repair stringed instruments.

You don't have to be a musician to appreciate these wonderful drawings which also make great wall art pieces.

The Hill Drawings are a made to order product and take about one week to produce and post. They arrive to us pre-rolled and securely packaged in a strong cardboard tube.

Exclusive to the Ashmolean Museum.