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Clavicytherium detail
The Royal College of Music Museum produces scanned digital prints of detailed scale drawings of instruments from the RCM's collection.

All drawings are reproduced on white paper.

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RCM 1: Clavicytherium, ?German, c 1480

1 x 8. Present compass E-g2; original compass thought to have been E "E sharp" F G-g2

Overall height 1415 mm.

(1 sheet, 2360 x 1030 mm, with additional notes.)

This new drawing replaces the less detailed one made by Derek Adlam and William Debenham in 1976.

Measured and drawn by William Debenham, 1983.

£106.20 + VAT

RCM 2: Harpsichord by Alessandro Trasuntino, Venice, 1531

Formerly 1 x 8, 1 x 4, now 2 x 8. Present compass GG/BB-c3; original compass thought to have been C/E-f3.

Overall length 2250 mm.  Outer case not drawn.

(1 sheet, 3480 x 1030 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by William Debenham, 1977.

£130.20 + VAT

RCM 3: Bentside spinet, English, 1708

Compass GG/BB-d3, the lowest two sharps being divided to give both the short octave and the sharps.

Overall length 1680 mm.

(1 sheet, 1930 x 1030 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by William Bright, 1975.

£106.20 + VAT

RCM 26: Chitarrone by Magnus Tieffenbrucker, Venice, 1608 

Stringing 6 x 2, 8 x 1. Body length 679.5 mm. String lengths 933 mm approx and 1700 mm approx.

(3 sheets, 850 x 600 mm.)

Drawn by Ian Harwood, 1974; revised 1977.

£72.60 + VAT

RCM 32: Guitar, attributed to Jean Voboam, Paris, c 1680

Length of back 456 mm. Bridge not original.

(2 sheets, 1280 x 950 mm and 950 x 810 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by Stephen Barber, 1979.

£118.20 + VAT

RCM 46: Division viol by Barak Norman, London, 1692

Length of belly 634 mm. Present string length 658 mm.

(2 sheets, 1370 x 1040 mm.)

Drawn by Stephen Barber, 1976.

£130.20 + VAT

RCM 48: Cittern by Gieronimo Campi, Italian, late 16th century

Overall length 728 mm. Original string length 433 mm approx. Lacks rose and bridge.

(1 sheet, 850 x 600 mm.)

Drawn by Ian Harwood, 1974.

£72.60 + VAT

RCM 63: Recorder (treble), I Denner, Nuremberg, early 18th

Carved ivory. Pitch: A=415 approx.

(1 sheet, 585 x 470 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by Friedrich von Huene, 1968; revised 1978.

£70.20 + VAT

RCM 171: Guitar by Belchior Dias, Lisbon, 1581 

Vaulted back, body length 365 mm. Belly not original.

(2 sheets, 1120 x 770 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by Stephen Barber, 1976.

£106.20 + VAT

RCM 175: Harpsichord, ?Italian, c 1575 

Originally 1 x 8, now 2 x 8. Original compass C/E-c3; present compass C-d3 without C sharp.

Overall length 1860 mm. Lacks original outer case.

(1 sheet, 2130 x 1030 mm, with additional notes.)

Drawn by Grant O'Brien, 1974.

£106.20 + VAT

RCM 177: Clavichord by Johann Bohak, ?Vienna, 1794 

Compass FF-f3. Formerly owned by Joseph Haydn; altered c 1831. Fret-free.

The drawing shows conjectured missing parts (including bridge, tangents, tuning pins, upper part of wrest plank, lid and 'nameboard'), based on a clavichord by Ferdinand Hofmann, Vienna, c 1790, and clearly identified.

Overall length 1475 mm.

(1 sheet, 2040 x 845 mm.)

Drawn by John Barnes, 1989.

£106.20 + VAT

RCM 209: Regal, German, 1629

Compass C/E-c3. Metal resonators. Overall length 1165 mm.

(1 sheet, 1875 x 1025 mm.)

Drawn by Christopher Clarke, 1979.

£106.20 + VAT

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