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Bentside Spinet

Maker:
Thomas Hitchcock (British, London ca. 1685–after 1733 London)
Date:
ca. 1700
Geography:
London, England, United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
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.]
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.164
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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