Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Grand Piano

Date:
1850
Geography:
United Kingdom
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, ivory, ebony, metal, felt
Dimensions:
Case L. (perendcular to keyboard): 185.5 cm (73-1/8 in.); Cse W. (parallel to keyboard): 126.1 cm (49-5/8 in.); Case H. (including legs): 85.4 cm (33-5/8 in.); Case D. (without legs or lid): 30.4 cm (12 in.); Sounding L. of top string: 4.7 c (1-7/8 in.); Sounding L. of bottom string: 28.8 cm (11-3/8 in.); Sounding L. of c2 (shortest) 117.8 cm (46-3/8 in.); 3-octave span: 49.2 cm (19-3/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Thomas, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.478
Not on view
Marking: 1) (label on action cover) Royal Patent Piano Forte/Semi Albion Grand/invented and manufactured by/Robert Wornum/Music Hall, Store Street Bedford Square, London
(Stamped on:
2) damper rack) 705/8946
3) underside of action cover) 8946
4) right side of action frame) 8946/PD
5) top key) G.S. [?]D[?]EAR/8966[sic]
(Written on:
6) top key) 82
7) top key) Geo Wooster
8) written of bottom key: WANorris 10-4-15
Makers of the Piano, 1820-1860: Volume 2. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1999, pg. 407.



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