A rare instrument from renown maker Alessandro Gagliano, circa 1719. Beautiful example of the makers work.
Alessandro Gagliano was not only the first in this great and prolific family of violin makers, but also the first known Neapolitan maker. Little is known about his training, and his highly individual work is quite unlike that of the rest of his family. Unlike his sons Nicolò and Genaro, he used his own models rather than those of Stradivari, and the originality of his designs, some of which are rather too small or large, recalls the creative freedom of the works of Guarneri ‘del Gesù.