Stephen Keene (about 1640-1719) was an English instrument maker. He made harpsichords, spinets and virginals in his workshop in London.
Musical instruments, historic, rare and unique. Bagpipes. The Musette, Zampogna, and Cornemuse. The Musette de Cour. Hurdy-gurdy and one-handed flute.
Medieval musical instruments. Stringed instruments. The harp, the psaltery, the rota, the lute, the mandora, the guitar, the zither and the citole.
The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.
History of ancient Greek musical instruments. The syrinx or pan flute, the harp, lyras and flutes. The lyre and the flute were the most popular musical instruments of the Greeks.
From a photograph taken among the Bateke tribe, Central Africa, representing a orchestral group.
The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
Wandering musicians costumes of the 15t century. Musiciens ambulants. XVe siècle. Tiére de mobilier d’Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.
Egyptian Painting: Player of mandore (Necropolis of Thebes. – Eighteenth Dynasty.). Peinture: Joueuse de mandore. Nécrolpole de Thèbes – XVIIIe. dynastie.
Dutch lute player around 1635. 17th century costume. Baroque period fashion Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.