Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Pine, Willow, Gold, Paint, Gut, Metal
920 x 540 mm
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Harp (Royal Portable Irish Harp) by John Egan, Dublin, 1819. Paper label inside sound box, handwritten 'John Egan, 30 Dawson Street, Dublin, April 1819'. Painted dark blue with gold shamrock pattern. Thirty six strings. Adjustable foot. Brass plate for tuning pegs. In notebook no.4, page 6 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 43a. Harp - Blue & gold lacquer - John Egon - 30 Dawson St. 1819.' 'Bought January 1941 for £3.' (M. Jessup).
bought January 1941 for £3 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
JOHN EGAN, DAWSON STREET, DUBLIN
Makers and roles
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 6