Donated by James H. Cannon of Beverly, Massachusetts. Cannon purchased the instrument in the early 1960s from Keyman's Antiques in New York. Several small fragments of paper were found between the blocks and the adjustment screws that control the height of the balance rail. Pieced together, the following inscription appears: "For/Lord Vis[count] Lo..." This might point to an early owner.
Gift of James H. Cannon
- John Broadwood & Son, English, active 1795–1808
Length 224 cm, width 105.1 cm, case height 28.7 cm, height with stand 90.5 cm (Length 88 3/16 in., width 41 3/8 in., case height 11 5/16 in., height with stand 35 5/8 in.)
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