Gray Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Robert & William Gray in London, England around 1795. Robert and William Gray were brothers who built harpsichords, organs, and pianos in London from 1774. The Smithsonian’s square is the only known piano by these brothers. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on right, 2 hand stops: treble and bass dampers, wood frame, and a cherry (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1792-1798
maker
Robert & William Gray
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI.315666
catalog number
315666
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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