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Harpsichord

Date:
16th or 17th century
Geography:
Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood and various materials
Dimensions:
Inner instrument: L. 168.0 cm, W. 73.2 cm, D. 13.5 cm; 3-octave span 49.6 cm, Sounding length (longer choir, far plucking point) C/E 132.8 (14.0) c2 25.5 (8.5) c3 12.4 (5.5)
Classifications:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord, Paintings
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1222
Not on view
Marking: 1) (scratched on back of nameboard, partially crossed out) Carissº Anioso (?) Angelio nima (?) mia. . .
2) (below that, child-like writing) Maria
3) (below that) Carissº Sig Doctor Angello Opera Eo (?) mio. . .
4) (in ink on back of nameboard) Polifero il Eiclopo. Aci amante di Calatea (sic) (seems to refer to painting on the front of the nameboard)
5) (on access panel cut in bottom of instrument) Repaired in Steinway and Sons factory May 7 1894 A.F.H.
6) (on top key) MDCCCVIC/ Repairing
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 87.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 59,61, 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. 87.



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