English guittar

On display

Details

  • Title

    English guittar

  • Artist/maker

    John Preston (active 1774 - died 1798)
  • Associated place

    London (place of creation)
  • Date

    1734 - 1770
  • Material and technique

    pine, sycamore, ivory, ebony, brass, metal

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    67 cm (length)
    35.2 cm body (length)
    29 cm body max. (back) (width)
    5.4 cm body (neck) (depth)
    7.25 cm body (tail) (depth)
    42.1 cm string (length)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr A. Phillips Hill, in accordance with the wishes of Arthur and Alfred Hill, 1948.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 48 | Still-life Paintings
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1948.129

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Further reading

Boyden, David D., The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford/OUP, 1969), 34

Whiteley, Jon, Stringed Instruments: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2008), 94, illus. 94-95

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