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Clavichord

Maker:
Johann Christoph Jesse (German, Halberstadt 1705–1787 Halberstadt)
Date:
1765
Geography:
Haldberstadt, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
3-octave span 46.9 cm, keyboard total span 80.1 cm, L. perpendicular to keyboard, excluding molding 148.8 cm, L. perpendicular to keyboard, including molding 151.5 cm, Width parallel to keyboard, excluding molding 57.3 cm, Width parallel to keyboard, including molding 58.8 cm, D. without lid 17.0 cm, String sounding lengths: FF 122.0, C 111.5, c 86.9, c1 55.9, c2 29.6, c3 14.4, f3 9.4
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-clavichord
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1207
Not on view
Marking: (on right rear corner of soundboard) Joh. Cristoph. Jesse/ Organ' ad St. Martini/ fecit. Halberstadt/ ano 1765
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Written by, Edited by David Rycroft. "Tafelklaviere in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum: Some Preliminary Observations." The Galpin Society Journal (1997), vol. L, pg. 202.

Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840. Donald H. Boalch and Charles Mould, 1991, Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1995, pg. 410.

"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 13, ill.

Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Picture Book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1961, pg. 12, fig. 4, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 90.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 121, 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, pg. 90-91.



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