Purchase, The Jonathan & Faye Kellerman Foundation Gift, 2010
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.
Artist: Christian Frederick Martin (Markneukirchen, Saxony 1796–1873 Nazareth, Pennsylvania)Date: ca. 1838Medium: Wood, maple, spruce, abalone, ebony, metal, brass, ivoryAccession: 1979.380a, bOn view in:Not on view