The quality of painting on the soundboard, a richly decorative arrangement of flowers, birds and foliage, makes the instrument a fine example of a British decorated harpsichord.
- 91 x 238 x 88 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,500 ( Total: £50,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs R Steedman
It is almost certain that Handel knew Coston, and played on his instruments, a rare connection between Handel and a contemporary harpsichord maker, and one which gives this instrument even greater musicological and musical interest.
Dowager Lady Heathcote; Mr Hamilton; by descent to Mrs R.Steedman.
Entry detailsFree to all
Tues – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.
Sat: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.
Saturdays in August: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm