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Bentside Spinet

Thomas Hitchcock (British, London ca. 1685–after 1733 London)
ca. 1700
London, England, United Kingdom
Wood, various materials
Spine: 186.1 cm (73-1/4 in.), Widest point perpendicular to spine: 67.9 cm (26-3/4 in.) Depth: 18.5 cm (7-5/16 in.); 3-octave span: 47.5 cm (18-11/16 in.), Sounding lengths (plucking point): GG 146.5 cm (57-11/16 in.) [18.3 cm 7-3/16 in.]; c2 27.6 cm (10-7/8 in.) [10.3 cm 4-1/16 in.]; [ g3 8.9 cm (3-1/2 in.) [4.8 cm 1-7/8 in.]
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: 1) (inscription on nameboard) Thomas Hitchcock Londini Fecit No:1518
2) (on front surface of wrestplank and top key) Emanuel No 2
3) (on back of nameboard) Emanuel N2 N1518
4) (on lowest key) E:a (?) /0/012
Joseph W. Drexel
Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840. Donald H. Boalch and Charles Mould, 1991, Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1995, pg. 392.

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. 55,57, 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.

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