Three-key oboe by Henrik Richters

Three-key oboe.

Details

Medium:
Ebony, ivory, silver
Dimensions:
57 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Tony Bingham

The silver keys are engraved with figures of musicians and dancers (on the E keys) and a typical Richters rebus on the C key, which translates as 'Grasp time and learn to know the world'.

Provenance

Tony Bingham

Venue details

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 1DB 01865 276139 www.bate.ox.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Mon – Fri, 2pm – 5pm
Sat mornings during Oxford University term time, 10am – 12noon

Closed 17 Apr – 21 Apr and 24 Dec – 2 Jan

Share this article