Double-manual harpsichord

Instrument

Harpsichord

Instrument Family

Keyboard

Maker

Pascal Taskin

Place Made

Paris; Europe; France; Western Europe

Date Made

1769

Description

Technical description: Double-manual French harpsichord. Compass 61|notes F₁ - F₆ [FF - f''']. Three sets of strings, 2 × 8-ft, 1 × 4-ft, buff batten works on both 8-ft registers. Shove coupler. Rose bears the initials "PT". Restored by Louis Tomasini in 1882. String lengths (plucking points): F₆ 148 (91), C₆ 186 (96), F₅ 268 (107), C₅ 357 (115), F₄ 535(127), C₄ 711 (137), F₃ 982 (51), C₃ 1178 (162), F₂ 1443 (179), C₂ 1681 (191), F₁ 1765 (208). Repair History: Restored by Louis Tomasini in 1882

Notes

sheila barnes, 2007.

Measurements

2319.

Provenance

Bought by Raymond Russell in 1952; in 1940 owned by M. Labrousse; in 1920s owned by Martin Asseman; owned by the pianist Louis Diémer; 1897- owned by Mme Alphonse Le Duc; 1882-1897 owned by Emile-Alexandre Taskin, Paris.; Gift of Mrs Gilbert Russell, 1964.

Collection

MIMEd; Raymond Russell Collection

Accession Number

4315