- Author: A. J. Hipkins
- Date: 1888
- Medium: Original color lithograph
- Condition: Excellent, with occasional light spotting around the edges.
- Inches: sheet: 11" x 16", image: 8 1/4" x 12 1/2"
- Centimeters: sheet: 28.21 x 41.03, image: 20.95 x 31.75
- Product ID: 000016
From Musical Instruments Historic, Rare and Unique, Edinburgh, 1888.
The pioneering work on historic musical instruments of Alfred James Hipkins as researcher, performer, lecturer and author was respected in his lifetime and has been widely acknowledged to this day. He is known today chiefly through two of his publications, Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, illustrated by William Gibb (1888), and A Description and History of the Piano-forte and of the older keyboard stringed instruments (1896), as well as his many articles in the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Hipkins was Honorary Curator of the General Museum of the Royal College of Music until his death, and also wrote the Catalogue for its Donaldson Museum in 1894.