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Portuguese Grand Piano - Image 1

1767

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

One of the earliest, best-preserved pianos known to survive. The exterior is pained dark green, serving as a ground for later floral and foliate decoration in paint and gold. The interior surfaces around the keyboard and soundboard are veneered in Brazilian tulipwood. The instrument rests on two trestles with cutouts in the form of inverted hearts on their side pieces.

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  • Title: Portuguese Grand Piano - Image 1
  • Creator: Manuel Antunes (1707-1796)
  • Date: 1767
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Provenance: Ex coll.: Augusto Carvello Monteiro, Lisbon
  • Original Source: photographer: Bill Willroth, Sr.
  • See on Institution's Site: http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/Keyboards/AntunesPiano/Antunes5055.html
  • Rights: National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
  • Other Makers: Joachim Jose Antunes (1731–1811; Manuel's brother / collaborator)
  • Medium: stringed keyboard musical instrument
  • Credit: Rawlins Fund, 1990

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