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Object Name HARP
Catalog Number 0985.08.00006
Date ca. 1860
Description The harp is made of gilded gesso over rosewood with maple veneer, brass plating, and key action. It has Gothic style ornamentation with fretwork overhangs and relief figures of angels. Some of the strings remain attached.
Dimensions H-70 W-36 inches
Owned Harriet Stoddert Turner
Made Sebastian and Pierre Erard, London, England, Great Britain
Provenance The harp was made in London, England by Pierre and Sebastian Erard for Mrs. Harriet [Harriot] Stoddert Turner in 1860 at the cost of 135 guineas. Mrs. Turner's mother was Lizinka Campbell Brown, who married Lt. Gen. Richard Stoddert Ewell in 1862; they were first cousins. The harp remained in possession of the family until 1932.
People Turner, Harriet Stoddert
Subjects Musical instruments
Stringed instruments