Lot 220. Harp lute

Sold: € 1 300
Auction date: 22.02.2018   11:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 220 | Harp lute
by Edward Light, London, about 1800, seven faceted body painted gold decor with Chinoiserien, circumferentially figurative representations, the head sheet is decorated with a raised emblem acanthus, several drying cracks, stronger traces of age and use, length of body CA. 37 cm, total length about 86 cm. Info: Edward Light was a ”Professor of Music” and ”Lyrist to the Princess of Wales”. He became loud as the inventor of the Harp (”the Dital-harps”) are known. Such are in the Crosby-Brown Collection (Metropolitan. Museum of Art in New York), no. 1076, in W. Heyers Music history Museum in Cologne, no. 404, 602, and in the case of C. Claudius, in Copenhagen. The Cologne collection also has a harp guitar from him (no. 1010).

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