Craig C. Tomlinson
Harpsichords - Fortepianos - Virginals - Clavichords

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Russell Collection, Edinburgh
Goermans

Two manual Harpsichord by Joannes Goermans - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Two manual Harpsichord by Joannes Goermans, Built in Paris in 1764.
The 1769 Taskin is in the background.
Detail of the keyboard end block and the arcades - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Detail of the jacks.

Detail of the jacks - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Detail of the keyboard end block and the arcades.
Detail of the Chinoiserie - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Detail of the Chinoiserie.

 


Ruckers

The decoration on this two manual instrument is in superb shape - Tomlinson Harpsichords
The decoration on this two manual instrument is in
superb shape. Edward Turner has done a fine
drawing of the instrument.
A detail of the lid painting - Tomlinson Harpsichords
A detail of the lid painting.

The soundboard and a detail of the gilded lead rose - Tomlinson Harpsichords
The soundboard and a detail of the gilded lead rose.
The soundboard and a detail of the gilded lead rose - Tomlinson Harpsichords

 



Couchet

Single manual Harpsichord by Ioannes Couchet - Tomlinson Harpsichords

Single manual Harpsichord by Ioannes Couchet, built in Antwerp in 1645. The original instrument had one 8 foot register and one 4 foot and a short octave C/E to c3 range.

Couchet rose - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Couchet rose.
Inside view of the couchet rose - Tomlinson Harpsichords
                     Inside view of the couchet rose.

 


Taskin

Taskin's famous 1769 is still in incredible condition - Tomlinson Harpsichords        
Taskin's famous 1769 is still in incredible condition.
The instrument is used on many recordings due to its
magnificent sound.
Soundboard detail - Tomlinson Harpsichords
Soundboard detail.

 

This is a detail of the gilded rose - Tomlinson Harpsichords
This is a detail of the gilded rose and lettering inside of the
wreath.
A view of the decorated wrestplank - Tomlinson Harpsichords
A view of the decorated wrestplank.

 

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