Pietro Antonio Landolfi studied under his father Carlo Ferdinando but never achieved the same level of craftsmanship. His varnish was harder than his father’s, and his instruments are rather higher-built, a trait that can also be seen in the violins produced in the Landolfi workshop after 1760.
Pietro’s career as a violin maker was relatively short, and few instruments dated after 1770 survive today. The violin circa 1760 clearly shows the influence of his father, and is made on a virtually identical model to his father’s circa 1750 violin.
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