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Clavichord

Maker:
Christian Gottlob Hubert Ansbach
Date:
1782
Geography:
Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
Approximate scaling and fretting (40 string pairs for 56 keys) Pairs 1-17 (C-e) unfretted C - 121.8 c - 91.9 18: (f - 74.0 19: (f# - 70.5 20: (g - 67.0 21: (g# - 64.6 20: a 21: (a# - 57.2 (b - 54.6 22: (c1 - 50.9 (c#1 - 48.4 23: (d1 24: (d#1 - 43.1 (e1 - 41.1 25: (f1 - 38.7 (f#1 - 36.9 26: (g1 - 35.2 (g#1 - 33.4 27: a1 28: (a#1 - 29.2 29: (c2 - 26.0 (c#2 - 24.6 30: d2 31: (d#2 - 22.1 (e2 - 21.0 32: (f2 - 19.4 (f#2 - 18.3 33: (g2 - 17.2 (g#2 - 16.2 34: a2 35: (a#2 - 14.5 (b2 - 13.7 36: (c3 - 12.8 (c#3 - 11.9 37: d3 38: (d#3 - 10.4 (e3 - 9.8 39: (f3 - 9.1 (f#3 - 8.5 40: g3 - 7.9 Width parallel to keyboard: without moulding 141.2 cm with moulding 142.6 cm Depth perpendicular to keyboard: without moulding 36.7 cm with moulding 37.3 Height without lid: 12.6 cm 3-octave span 47.1 cm Keyboard width total: 74.1 cm
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-clavichord
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.253.6
Not on view
Marking: (on paper label to left of keyboard) Christain Gottlob Huber (t)/Hochfürstli(ich) Ansbachischer Hof'/Instrumentenmacher Fecit Ao 1782
"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 12, ill.

Written by, Honorary Editor Anthony Baines. "Christian Gottlob Hubert and His Instruments." The Galpin Society Journal (1979), vol. XXXII, pg. 53, ill.



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