Violin by Carlo Bergonzi, 1740

Bergonzi, Carlo, 1676-17471740

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In the 1920s, Henry Ford purchased several exquisite Italian violins, including this one by Carlo Bergonzi. Bergonzi's violins are prized for their powerful, yet sweet tone. This 1740 violin--one of the finest examples of Bergonzi's work--was owned by William Ackroyd from 1915 to about 1922. Ackroyd was the violin master at the Harrow School, a renowned school for boys located in London.


  • Title: Violin by Carlo Bergonzi, 1740
  • Creator: Bergonzi, Carlo, 1676-1747
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Location: Italy, Cremona
  • Subject Keywords: Violins, Stringed instruments, Musical instruments, Ackroyd, William
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=15382
  • Object Name: Violin
  • Object ID: 33.250.7
  • Image ID: THF107796
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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