A Group of Musical Instruments from the Dolmetsch Collection by Various artists

12 items from a collection of 119 instruments including stringed, wind, keyboard and plucked, formed by Arnold Dolmetsch.


Art Fund grant:
£4,080 ( Total: £16,320)
Acquired in:
Arnold Dolmetsch

These include an arch-lute, a hurdy-gurdy, 2 bassoons, a bugle, a pair of trumpets, an English serpent (illustrated), a crwth, a polygonal virginals and 2 harpsichords. Dolmetsch revived interest in pre-classical music and founded a firm to make suitable instruments.


Collection formed by Arnold Dolmetsch (1858-1940), the founder of the famous firm of musical instrument makers.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road, Forest Hill, LONDON London SE23 3PQ 020 8699 1872 www.horniman.ac.uk

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