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Portable Harp

Maker:
John Egan (active ca. 1804–1841)
Date:
1819
Geography:
Dublin, Ireland
Culture:
Irish
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Height: extreme 91.0 cm., Length of pillar 87.0 cm., Soundboard: resonating length 82.6 cm., greatest width 21.2 cm.; Strings: (sounding length) longest 87.0 cm. shortest 8.5 cm. c2 27.0 cm. Perpendicular to floor above soundboard 86.0 cm.
Classification:
Chordophone-Harp
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1083
Not on view
Marking: 1) (at joint of pillar and curve, in script) John Egan--Inventor/ No. 1/ 30 Dawson St./ DUBLIN/ 1819
2) (on label on top of curve (repair label)/ J. GEO. MORLEY/ harp maker, ? (from Erard's),/ 6 Sussex Place, South Kensington/ LONDON
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Ed. Barbara Burn. A Checklist of European & American Harps. revised. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 7.

Written by. A Checklist of European Harps. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1979, pg. 5.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 25.

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, pg. 25.



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