CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (1941-2014)

Conductor, Musicologist, Keyboard player

Catalogue of the Christopher Hogwood Instrument Collection

This online catalogue contains information on the collection of keyboard instruments
assembled by Christopher Hogwood during his lifetime.

The following abbreviations of references are used below:
Boalch2       Donald H. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440–1840, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1974)
Boalch3       Donald H. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440–1840, 3rd edition, edited by Charles Mould (Oxford, 1995)
Clinkscale    Martha Novak Clinkscale, Makes of the Piano, 1700–1820 (Oxford, 1993)



Spinets

 

Maker

Thomas Hancock

Manufactured

London, 1732

Description

Bentside spinet with mitred tail. Walnut veneered casework with stringing and crossbanding (in ash?) on the interior. Solid walnut lid. Raised on a turned trestle stand.

Inscriptions

Thomas Hancock London in ink on name batten, and 1732 on the FF keylever (reproduced on new lever).

Specification

One 8', strung in brass.

Pitch

A=415

Compass

GG–g3

References

Boalch3 number: HANCOCK, T. 1723(A) (confused entry, some of which refers to this instrument).

Restoration

1978 Christopher Nobbs
1983 Christopher Nobbs

Ownership

Martin Pühringer, Haslach, Austria.

 
 

 
 

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