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Clavichord

Date:
mid-18th century
Geography:
Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
L. perpendicular to keyboard: excluding moulding: 34.4 cm; including moulding: 35.5. cm W. parallel to keyboard: excluding moulding: 11.2.2 cm; including moulding: 114.7 cm D. excluding lid: 7.8 cm Keyboard total span: 71.6 cm c-b2: 47.5 cm *Fretting and scaling (measured from bridge to tangent, closer string to front). Pairs 1-12 unfretted (C-B, C-93.7 13: c = 74.2; c# = 70.5 14: d 15: d# = 67.8; e = 64.1 16: f = 62.6; f# = 58.9 17: g = 57.2; g# = 54.5 18: a 19: a# = 51.7; b = 49.0 20: c' = 47.4; c#' = 44.9 21: d' 22: d#' = 41.8; e' = 39.2 23: f' = 37.9; f#' = 35.9 24: g' = 34.1; g#' = 32.2 25: a' 26: a#' = 29.6; b' = 28.0 27: c² = 26.5; c#² = 25.3 28: d² 29: d#² = 23.0; e² = 21.8 30: f² = 20.5; f#² = 19.4 31: g² = 18.3; g#² = 17.4 32: a² = 16.5; a#² = 15.7 33: b² = 14.9; c³ = 14.0 34: c#³ = 13.2; d³ = 12.5 35: d#³ = 11.7; e³ = 11.0
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-clavichord
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.3137
Not on view
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Forgotten Instruments: Exhibition Catalogue of the Katonah Gallery. Exhibition catalogue., Katonah, New York, 1981, pg. 28, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 133.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 269.



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