Tuesday, November 26, 2013

perugina photography

il Violino
copy of The Lord Wilton Guarnerius
played by Vov Dylan

The Lord Wilton Guarnerius, sometimes referred to as the ex Yehudi Menuhin, is a violin made by Italian luthier, Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri (1698-1744), usually called Guarneri del Gesù. 

The Wilton was crafted in 1742 in the city of Cremona and was named for a Seymour Egerton, 4th Earl of Wilton, a musician associate of Arthur Sullivan.

It was owned and played by violinist Yehudi Menuhin from 1978 to 1999. After Menuhin's death in 1999, the instrument was sold for $6 million to well known collector David L. Fulton, the highest price paid for a violin to that date. As of 2013, the instrument remains in Fulton's possession.

Information taken from Wikipedia

St Ives shoot
23 September 2013

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