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 [see note 1]. Before 1946, Margaret Glyn (b. 1853 - d. 1946), Ewell, Surrey; before 1959, sold by Margaret Glyn to Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, Suffolk; 1959, sold by Alex Lavenham to Raymond Russell (b. 1922 - d. 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 (b. 1930 - d. 1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

NOTES:
[1] According to Broadwood's original records, dated November 24, 1772.

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund