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Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista

B. 1711, Piacenza, d.1786, Turin

Traditionally spoken of as a pupil of his father, Lorenzo, or Antonio Stradivari, both these ideas have been discredited by modern research. In all probability largely self-taught, his earliest work dates from Piacenza in the early 1740s. Distinguished by a unique but well-proportioned pattern, he went on to establish himself first at Milan, where his best work was done between 1749 and 1758. He developed a grand model, with distinctive oval lower holes to the Fs, and used a glorious deep red varnish. After a short sojourn in Cremona in 1758, he moved on to Parma, where his instruments became increasingly mannered, with a high peaked arch, and less attractive varnish. In 1771 he moved again to Turin, where his work regained its confidence, and he produced some Stradivari-influenced instruments with flatter arching and superb tone. His last instruments are truly dramatic and highly sought after, although sometimes very crude and darkly varnished. He was also a prolific cello maker, and pioneered a distinctive small-bodied instrument with full arching and great power.

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Name Category Origin Date Sold GBP USD EUR
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milan 1757 Mar 2015 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Guitar Torino 1774 Apr 2009 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Small Violoncello Piacenza 1743 May 2016 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Cremona 1758 Mar 2004 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Kingman 1769 May 2000 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1750 Oct 2005 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1750 Apr 1998 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1753 Oct 2016 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1753 Apr 2010 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1753 Oct 2000 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1755 May 2013 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1755 Apr 2008 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Milano 1755 Nov 2003 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1740 Nov 2013 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1762 Jul 2004 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1765 Jun 1997 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1766 Nov 2005 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1767 Jun 2016 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1767 Jun 1996 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Parma 1770 May 2000 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Piacenza 1740 Apr 2011 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Piacenza 1742 Oct 2017 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Piacenza 1745 Nov 2004 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Piacenza 1745 Jun 2002 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Piacenza 1745 Feb 1998 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Torino Nov 1993 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Torino 1771 May 2011 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Torino 1772 Jul 2003 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Torino 1773 Mar 2000 £ $
Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista Violin Torino 1774 Nov 1996 £ $

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