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Harpsichord

Michele Todini
(Italian, Saluzzo, Piedmont, bapt. 1616–1690, Rome), designer

Artist: Basilio Onofri (Italian, Rome active second half 17th century) , gilt work
Artist: Jacob Reiff (Austrian, Freiburg 1627–1700, active Rome 1650–1680) , carving
Date: ca. 1670
Geography: Rome, Italy
Medium: Wood, various materials
Dimensions: HARPSICHORD: L. of inner instrument 269 cm (8 ft. 9 7/8 in.); W. of inner instrument 87.2 cm (34 3/8 in.); D. of inner instrument 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); 3-octave span 48.9 cm (19 1/4 in.); sounding L. of original c2 was approx. 28 cm (11 in.) HARPSICHORD CASE: L. 299.7 X W. 96.5 X D. 37.5cm (118 X 38 X 14 3/4 in.) POLYPHEMUS: H. 152.4 X W. 132.1 X D. 127 cm (60 X 52 X 50 in.) GALATEA: H. 144.8 X W. 119.4 X D. 88.9 cm (57 X 47 X 35 in.) STAND: Triton section: H. 96.5 x W. 170.2 x D. 144.8 cm (38 x 67 x 57 in.) Mid-section: H. 99.1 x W. 104.1 x D. 88.9 cm (39 x 41 x 35 in.) Shell section: H. 114.3 x W. 94 x D. 88.9 cm (45 x 37 x 35 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 89.4.2929a–e

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