Harpsichord

1667


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 215 cm, width 76.5 cm, case height 25.9 cm, height with stand 96.2 cm (Length 84 5/8 in., width 30 1/8 in., case height 10 3/16 in., height with stand 37 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.55

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

"Posée le 15m / doctobre / 1667" in ink or black crayon on underside of soundboard; "PAR I H COL[LESSE] / LION 1739" in ink on an interior strut which had been added during the 18th c. ravalement, or later

Provenance

By 1961, André Meyer (b. 1884 - d. 1974), Paris [see note]; 1970, sold by André Meyer to Edwin M. Ripin (b. 1930 - d. 1975), Forest Hills, NY; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

NOTE: Francois Lesure and Nanie Bridgman, Collection Musicale Andre Meyer (Abbeville, France, 1961), p. 117; plate 285.

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund