An interesting Violin circa 1800 (2)
Lot 171
An interesting Violin circa 1800
(2)
Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 28,322) inc. premium

Lot Details
An interesting Violin circa 1800 (2)
An interesting Violin circa 1800
Length of back 355mm (14in) of a light golden amber colour, restorations, in old double case. (2)

Footnotes

  • Arthur Catterall (1883-1943) was a noted English soloist and one of the best known English Violinists of the first half of the twentieth century.

    As a gifted musician in childhood he played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at a concert in Manchester aged 9 and later studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music under Willy Hess in 1894 and Brodsky in 1895. As his career developed many significant performances ensued and by 1912 he was professor of Violin at the Royal Manchester College, becoming leader of the Halle, giving the first performance of a Delius sonata for violin and piano in 1917, performing the Elgar Quintet with his Players in 1921, then professor at the London Royal Academy, finally leader of the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra in 1929. His concert work in London and beyond included performances with notable contemporaries of the time, including Elgar, Toscanini, Delius, R.V-Williams, Brodsky and many others. In 1936 he retired from his position at the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra to devote more time to solo work and teaching, dying in 1943.

    The above Violin, the property of the Late Arthur Catterall was always known in the family as his practise Violin. It is one of several fine Violins he owned during his life including the ex- Hill Baillot-Pommereau 1694 Stradivari Violin sold by Phillips 1996.

    Various correspondence between Elgar and Catterall on loan from the latter's descendants is on view at the Elgar Museum in Worcester.

    Provenance;
    By Family Descent.
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