Anonymous Single-manual Neapolitan Harpsichord with its new outer case and its new lid painting, sold to the Markiezenhof Museum, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands


Anonymous Neapolitan harpsichord, property of Grant O'Brien


Because the original outer case and lid painting were destroyed by the previous owner, a new case and lid were made.  This photograph shows the instrument with is new case, lid and stand, and with the new decoration.


A new lid painting, similar in style and subject to the painting inside the original lid, was commissioned from Stefano PessioneThis scene was used as an allegory of Naples:  it represents Naples (the beautiful Andromeda) being rescued by Spain (the handsome Perseus) from the Papal States (the ugly and vicious sea monster)!


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