Product Review #12: Hurwitz Instrument Print @hurwitzviolins.
I was extremely happy to receive a beautiful print of the 1718 "San Lorenzo" Stradivari from Raphael @hurwitzviolins just last week!! What a way to make your room look more posh eh?
You can choose between the front OR back of the instrument to be printed - in this case, I chose the front. The pictures here don't do the original print any justice as the print is way nicer and it feels just like being in the presence of the Strad itself because the print is crystal clear😍
Shipping took just 4 days as well so it was really quick. The print was packaged safely with a good amount of bubble wrap so it would not be damaged☺
Raph uses a dedicated instrument photography room that he has built over the last few years for archive photography of the world's great instruments.
He works on commission for anyone who would like a print of their work and he charges £120 for a signed, framed 16x20 inches print.
The print was made on Fuji Crystal Archive, using the C-Type wet process, and was photographed at 1:1 macro.
Raph is a violin dealer in London that provides a bespoke service to clients of all ages and specifically likes to support young artists and recent conservatoire graduates. He plays Viola professionally, and has a keen interest in chamber music.
G.B Viotti acquired this 1718 Stradivari and later offered the instrument for sale to the Duke of San Lorenzo in London in 1823, a couple of months before he died.
The Duke in question was Lorenzo Fernández de Villavicencio Cañas y Portocarrero, Third Duke of San Lorenzo (1778–1859). After having been bought by a private collector in 2012, this instrument finally joined the Munetsugu Collection of Tokyo in 2015. David Garrett has also previously played on this violin before, before switching to the 1716 Adolf Busch Strad.
Thanks to Dr Mario Corbellini, Daniele Maggetti, Professor Giuseppe Martini, Prince Diofebo Meli Lupi, Professor Corrado Mingardi and Roberto Regazzi, for assistance with source materials. #VKReviews