Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano?

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano?

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Raffaele and Antonio Gagliano

Date: 1817

Town: Naples?

Country: Italy

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-8, identification no. MKiS XV-C-8

Provenance: bought in 1957 from violin maker Jan Karoń for the Polish participants of the 1957 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań

Description: Naples school; two-piece spruce belly, two piece sycamore back; varnish in light brown shades; big bearing tone; Gagliano authorship uncertain; corrections and restorations by Jan Karoń 1957, 1964; Eugeniusz Gosiewski 1967, 1969; Antoni Wayda 1970; Antoni Karolkowski 1974

Inscriptions: printed label reading RAFFAELE ED ANTONIO GAGLIANO / Quodam Giovanni Napoli 1817

Measurements: body length 364 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 108 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

KIL-8, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in E-flat major, TWV 40:20, Dolce, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz

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