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Giuseppe Gagliano

(fl Naples, c1770–c1800)

Giuseppe Gagliano was a pupil of his father, Nicola, whose stylistic influence can clearly be seen in his instruments. His best work is comparable to that of his father, and the circa 1780 violin, although rather more feminine in overall conception, shows a remarkable similarity to the circa 1770 Nicola Gagliano. Interestingly, Giuseppe made the sc

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Giuseppe Gagliano

Giuseppe Gagliano was a pupil of his father, Nicola, whose stylistic influence can clearly be seen in his instruments. His best work is comparable to that of his father, and the circa 1780 violin, although rather more feminine in overall conception, shows a remarkable similarity to the circa 1770 Nicola Gagliano. Interestingly, Giuseppe made the scrolls of both instruments.

He was undoubtedly a skilled craftsman who worked both independently and in conjunction with his brother, Antonio. The results of the brothers’ collaboration are generally inferior to Giuseppe’s own work.

Instruments by Giuseppe Gagliano