William Mitchell

Harpsichords

Flemish harpsichord after Andreas Ruckers the Younger, 1635.

French cabriole leg stand.
Painted white.
Gold leaf on all moldings.
Decorated soundboard in egg tempera.
Flowers painted in acrylics throughout the lid and flap, in casing panels and legs.
Ruckers 'arabesque' papers inside keywell, above soundboard and inside the lid and flap.
Pitch: A = 415 Hz.
Disposition: 2 x 8 foot.
 
Compass: CC to d3

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