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Harpsichord

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Provenance

Before 1925, Mrs. James Henry Lancashire (Sarah Hale Wright, about 1860-1945), New York. By 1925, Karl Freund Collection, New York; 1925, sold by the Anderson Galleries, New York, for Karl Freund. 1942, sold by Ginsberg and Levy, New York, to Sibyl Marcuse, New York; 1958, sold by Sibyl Marcuse to Edward 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

1680

Object Place

Antwerp, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 221.2 cm, width 92.7 cm, case height 26.5 cm, height with stand 92.9 cm (Length 87 1/16 in., width 36 1/2 in., case height 10 7/16 in., height with stand 36 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.54

Medium or Technique

Poplar

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones