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Annibale Fagnola

Location: Turin, Italy
Dates: B. 1866, d. 1939

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Biography of Annibale Fagnola

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

FAGNOLA, Annibale Born 1865 Montiglio, died 1939 Turin Italy. Active in Turin from 1894. Pupil of M. Rinaldi. Established independently from 1899 at 3 vicolo Scuderie Reali. Very prolific maker, specialising in copies of Pressenda, Rocca, and Guadagnini. Coming from the same tradition he was able to make use of similar materials and techniques to those of the makers he imitated to the extent that distinguishing between the copy and the originals became difficult for many experts and dealers. His work was imported to London in considerable numbers from about 1905, appearing regularly in salerooms after World War I. In 1926 Alfred Hill reported that he had several years earlier been offered 1

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An Italian Violin by Annibale Fagnola, Turin, circa 1925

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