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Ivory Lute

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1970s to 1980s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink on tracing paper

  • Museum number:

    E.804-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M, case B, shelf 1

Physical description

The technical drawing (one of two) is of an ivory lute in the V&A's collection
1125-1869.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1970s to 1980s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ink on tracing paper

Dimensions

Height: 101.2 cm, Width: 154.6 cm

Object history note

The technical drawing is of an ivory lute, Italian, early 17th century; ivory ribs, ebony stringing intervening; pine belly, with carved rose and ivory lace;- back view; anonymous; probably Italian; c.1600, in the V&A's collection 1125-1869.

Descriptive line

Technical drawing of a musical instrument, an ivory lute in the V&A collection (Museum No. 1125-1869)

Production Note

Attribution note: Technical drawing of historical musical instrument in the V&A's collection made for musical instrument makers to make replicas of such instruments.

Materials

Ink; Tracing paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Ivory; Theorbos; Lutes

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Musical instruments

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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