Harp Guitar, Emilius N. Scherr (American, born Copenhagen, 1794–1874), Wood, ivory, metal, American

Harp Guitar

Maker:
Emilius N. Scherr (American, born Copenhagen, 1794–1874)
Date:
after 1831
Geography:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions:
L. 146 cm (57.5 in.) String L. 67.5 cm (26.5 in.) Body L. 98.7 cm ( 38.75 in.) Greatest W. 33.2
cm ( 13 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1519
Not on view
Marking: 1] (engraved paper label in body, below a square piano, chamber organ and cabinet piano) "Emilius N. Scherr/Piano Forte and Organ Builder & c./Philadelphia/N264 Market Street/All kinds of Musical Instruments Repaired"

2) (engraved on metal fitting over lower soundhole) - "Jos. Beckhaus/Phila."
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Musikkens tjenere: Instrument . Forsker . Musiker. Copenhagen, 1998, pg. 91-92, ill.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 26.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 133, fig. 154, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 47.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 47.