Harpsichord

1772
Shudi & Broadwood (English, about 1769–1790s)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 246.2 cm, width 94.5 cm, case height 32 cm, height with stand 94 cm (Length 96 15/16 in., width 37 3/16 in., case height 12 5/8 in., height with stand 37 in.)

Accession Number

1977.57

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

1772, "Esq. Atkinson" of Newcastle, England (according to Broadwood's original records, dated November 24, 1772). Before 1946, Margaret Glyn (1853-1946), Ewell, Surrey; before 1959, sold by Margaret Glyn to Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, Suffolk; 1959, sold by Alex Lavenham to Raymond Russell (1922-1964), Chelsea, London, England; 1959, sold by Raymond Russell to the University of Durham, England; 1968, sold by the University of Durham to Michael Thomas, London; 1969, sold by Michael Thomas to Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund