Giovanni Paolo Leoni (Italian, active late 18th century)
Rome (?), Italy
Wood, various materials
Inner instrument: L. 151.9 cm, W. 71.2 cm, D. 16.7 cm, 3-octave span 50.5 cm,
Sounding lengths (lower choir, far plucking point):
C/E 129.9 (13.3)
c2 23.3 (6.8)
c3 10.7 (4.3) (scaling is approximate because the bridge is coming unglued from the soundboard)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
Marking: (inlaid on nameboard) JO. PAULUS LEONI CIV. (crest) RH. F. AN. D. MDCCLXXIII.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Historical Pianos, Clavichords and Harpsichords. N. E. Michel, Publisher. Pico Rivera, CA, 1970, pg. 115, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 268.
Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 77, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 87.