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Lyre Guitar

Date:
early 19th century
Geography:
France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Spruce, cedar, ebony, brass, ivory
Dimensions:
Total L. 85.1 cm.; String L. 64.7 cm.
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2590
Not on view
This instrument bears a label for Francisco Lupot, but is unlikely to have been made by the famous violin maker. Its actual maker remains unknown.
Marking: (paper label within back) "Francisco Lupot fecit./In Orleano, Anno 1778"
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Musical Instruments of the Western World. McGraw Hill Book Company. New York, Toronto, 1967, pg. 232-233, fig. 91, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 46.

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. 46.



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