Maker: Carlo Landolphi

City: Milan, Country: Italy | Dates: active ca. 1750 - 1775

Biography of Carlo Landolphi - John Dilworth

LANDOLPHI (LANDOLFI), Carlo Ferdinando Worked circa. 1750-1775 Milan Italy. A German-born violin maker who came to Milan in the middle of the 18th century where he plainly came under the influence of Paolo Antonio Testore. Probably already had a technique and style learned in his native country and later work sees his Germanic style, most noticeable...

Biography of Carlo Landolphi - George Hart

Though he belonged to the latest of the Italian makers, his merits were of no ordinary kind. His instruments vary very much, and hence, probably, a confusion has arisen as to there being two makers of this name, which is not the case. Those instruments which have the bright red varnish are certainly the best. The varnish is very transparent,...

Biography of Carlo Landolphi - Cecie Stainer

A maker in Milan about 1740-75. He made a large number of violins, which vary in character ; some carefully finished with brilliant red varnish, very transparent, are much liked ; others have a yellow varnish, thin and hard and not of good quality. He used fine wood, the outer edge is generally grooved, the sound-holes are badly cut,...

Biography of Carlo Landolphi - Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Weil viele seiner Geigen, namentlich die seiner ersten Zeit, nach Josef Guarneri gemacht sind, hat man ihn zu einem Schüler dieses Meisters gemacht. Wollte man nach seinen Violoncelli urtheilen, müsste man ihn eher für einen Schüler von Pietro Guarneri halten. Landolfi ging aber schliesslich seine eigenen Wege, und da er augenscheinlich ein bestimmtes Ziel vor Augen hatte, machte er viele...

Highest Price Achieved

A Violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi. 35.4 cm Milan, 1755 | Sold in 2006

£126,046

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