Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi

Certified violin made c. 1750 by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi (c. 1710-1784). Landolfi was born in Germany where he lived until he immigrated to Milan, Italy c. 1750.

In Milan he came under the influence of G.B. Guadagnini who had moved there a year prior. Guadagnini is the obvious inspiration for Landolfi's work, whose instruments have more in common with Guadagnini's models than with those of his Milanese predecessors Grancino and Testore.

Maker: Carlo Fernandino Landolfi

Provenance: Milan, Italy

Year: c. 1750

Tone: n/a

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd. of Chicago Illinois.

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