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Harpsichord

Date:
late 17th century
Geography:
Italy
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Inner case: L. w/o moldings 227.8 cm (89-11/16 in.), L. w/moldings 231.2 cm (91-7/16 in.); W. w/o moldings 79.7 cm (31-3/8 in.), W. w/moldings: 81.5 cm (32-1/16 in.); D. 24.8 cm (9-3/4 in.); Octave span: c-b2 49.9 cm (19-11/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1945
Accession Number:
45.41
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Marked (on interior): Restored to playing condition for Miss S. D. Bliss in August & September Nineteen Forty. By Ernst Schlesinger & Fred J. Markert New York City N. Y.

  • Provenance

    Ex coll.: Stanford White, David Belasco, Mrs. George T. Bliss (donor's mother).

  • References

    "Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 22-23, ill.

    Musical Instruments of the Western World. McGraw Hill Book Company. New York, Toronto, 1967, pg. 154-155, fig. 55, ill.

    Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Picture Book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1961, pg. 2, ill.

    "Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin - June 1950." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1950), pg. 307, ill.

    "Additions to the Collection of Musical Instruments." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1946), vol. IV, no.10, pg. 255,256, ill.



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