Charles Haward (British, London active ca. 1660–89)
London, England, United Kingdom
Wood and various materials
Spine: 139.1 cm (54-3/4 in.); Widest point perpendicular to spine: 57 cm (22-7/16 in.); Depth: 19.1 cm (7-1/2 in.)
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Not on view
Less than a dozen bentside spinets have been identified with this maker. Queen Anne owned one of Haward's virginals and Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that he "did there like of a little espinette".
Joseph W. Drexel
Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840. Donald H. Boalch and Charles Mould, 1991, Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1995, pg. 377-378.
Historical Pianos, Clavichords and Harpsichords. N. E. Michel, Publisher. Pico Rivera, CA, 1970, pg. 101, ill.
Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Picture Book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1961, pg. 24, fig. 11, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 86.
Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 51,53, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13.
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540