The Viotti ex-Bruce Violin
- Art Funded
- Length: 36 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £151,000 (Total: £1,750,000; Tax remission)
- Estate of the late JFL Bruce
It is considered to be one of the four greatest Stradivari violins in existence and is virtually unique due to its fresh state of preservation and beauty.
Giovanni Battista Viotti; Mr. Menessier, 1824; Mr Brochant de Villiers; Mr Meunié, 1860; Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume; Pierre Silvestre on behalf of William E Hill & Sons, 1897; Baron Knoop, 1897; Mr R C Baker, 1905; Lewis Bruce; JFL Bruce.