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Square Piano

Maker:
Caspar Katholnik (Katholnig) (Austrian, Vienna 1763–1829 Vienna)
Date:
ca. 1801–5
Geography:
Vienna, Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Mahogany veneered case, bone naturals, ebony slips over dark-stained accidentals.
Dimensions:
Case length (perpendicular to keyboard) 36.6 cm, Width (parallel to keyboard) 106.0 cm, Case depth (wihtout lid) 15.5 cm, Total height 75.5 cm, 3-octave span 46.6 cm, String length: longest 94.0 cm shortest 8.7 cm c2 30.2
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1951
Not on view
Marking: illegible pencil inscription on keybed, treble side. (L. Libin, 11/84)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Makers of the Piano, 1700-1820. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1993, pg. 162-163.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 94.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 181, 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. 94.



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