Gaetano Guadagnini (II) was born in Turin in 1796, the son of Carlo and grandson of Giovanni Battista. He inherited the family workshop in 1817 at the age of 21, and it enjoyed success not seen since the demise of his grandfather. He was associated with Alessandro d’Espine, possibly as his teacher, and certainly varnishing some instruments for the older man. Their styles are so close that in some cases it is almost impossible to distinguish their work. Guadagnini’s instruments are rare and display the classical inspiration and fine execution which became a trademark of the 19th century Turin School.
29 September 2020 - Kass, Philip J.
Gaetano Guadagnini (II), the eldest son of Carlo Guadagnini and a grandson of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, was born in Turin on 30 November 1796. His father and his uncle Gaetano were partners in a firm known as the Fratelli Guadagnini,... Read more
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