Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Guitar

Designer:
Joseph Bini (ca. 1810–1877)
Maker:
John Howard Foote
Date:
ca. 1870
Geography:
New York, NY, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Spruce, rosewood, ebony
Dimensions:
36 13/16 × 11 11/16 × 3 1/4 in. (93.5 × 29.7 × 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Jonathan & Faye Kellerman Foundation Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.334
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on center brace on back of guitar across from soundhole: BINI'S / IMPROVEMENT / PATENTED / DEC. 24 1867. Followed by a stamp of a lyre with the initials J.H.F. around it all within an oval and then: MADE BY / J. HOWARD FOOTE / NEW YORK & CHICAGO / 654
"Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (2011), pg. 16, ill.



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