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Queen Elizabeth's Lute. Hipkins Historic Musical Instruments lithograph c1888.

Queen Elizabeth's Lute. Hipkins Historic Musical Instruments lithograph c1888.

by Hipkins, Alfred James

Antique print of Queen Elizabeth's Lute, 10 wire-stringed Cymbalum Decacordum, with jewelled centre sound-hole rose, and further embellished by the carved shell at back and inlaid wood. Made in London in 1580 by John Rose, it is technically a guitar as it has a flat not rounded back, and a cither because of the wire strings, and most like a Pandore or Penorcon, except that the brige is not set obliquely.  

Original colour-printed lithograph by William Gibb for the first edition of “Musical Instruments - Historic, Rare and Unique” by Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903), published in Edinburgh, circa 1888 by Adam and Charles Black. William Gibb's lithographs for A.J. Hipkins are considered to be the finest illustrations of musical instruments ever done.

From a de-commissioned 'ex-library' publication, the library stamp on the page does not obtrude over the image when mounted for framing. Page size: 405 x 295 mm (approximately 16 x 11.5 inches). Lithograph size: 320 x 210 mm (approx. 11.5 x 8.25 inches).  

Stock Number: apHmi2Price: $110.00

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