Guitar

Maker:
Attributed to Joseph de Frías (Spanish, active Seville and Cadiz, ca. 1775–1800)
Date:
ca. 1780
Geography:
Seville, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Spruce, rosewood, cedar, ebony, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
Height: 37 5/16 in. (94.7 cm)
Width (of lower bouts): 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Depth (at tail): 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.279
Not on view
Length of string: 24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm);
Length of body: 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm);
Width of upper bouts: 9 in. (22.8 cm);
Width of middle bouts: 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm)
Length of string: 24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm);
Length of body: 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm);
Width of upper bouts: 9 in. (22.8 cm);
Width of middle bouts: 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm)
[ David Cohen ]
"Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1993), pg. 41, ill.