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Claviorganum

Maker:
Herman Willenbrock
Date:
1712
Geography:
Hannover, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
wood, various materials
Dimensions:
W. 31 9/16 x D. 9 1/4 x L. 89 3/8 in. (80.2 x 23.5 x 227 cm) c-b2 19 1/2 (49.5 cm)
Classifications:
Chordophone and Aerophone-struck piano/ free reed keyboard, Paintings
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2741
Not on view
German harpsichords are extremely rare. This example by Herman Willenbrock is the only known instrument from this North German maker and includes both a harpsichord and organ (only the harpsichord is shown). The organ is played from the lower keyboard manual. This instrument was possibly made for George I and may have been known by Handel who visited the court in 1712.
Marking: on batten between manuals: "Hermans WillenBrock Orgel vnd Instrvmend Macher zu Hannover . Ao. J712 (inlaid brass circles)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 31, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 142.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 288.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 255,257, ill.



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