Violin by Stradivari, Cremona, 1716 (Messiah)

Photos of the “Messiah” Stradivarius made in Cremona, 1716. Located in the Ashmolean Museum.

In this page, you’ll find a range of photos which show the generic views of this instrument, but also show more interesting details such as the fittings and repairs done by J.B. Vuillaume (the Parisian maker and collector), the crispness of the scroll’s chamfers, amongst many other things. My favorite photo is the one which shows the texture of the varnish on the back.

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