Harpsichord Plate - Hipkins, A.J. - (1254)Click Image to ZoomEnlarge Image

HARPSICHORD PLATE

Hipkins, A.J.

Double Spinet Or Virginal By Ruckers.

Decoratively matted with a total measurement of 13.75" h x 18" w. Good condition.
Plate 20 from the 1888 first edition of A. J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, for which William Gibbs did the now-famous chromolithographs. The depicted instrument is from the late 16th century and has an octave string used to gain a more brilliant effect.
Hipkins' Musical Instruments is a landmark in the depiction of musical instruments, using fine colored plates for the first time.
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