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1600 Italian Octave spinet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Octave spinets were portable keyboard instruments, widely used in private homes in Italy throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to accompany singing."

Octave spinet, Italian, about Body and soundboard of cypress, the name board decorated in grotesques. The painted inside of the lid illustrates the story of Arion and the Dolphin.

Double Virginal  The earliest known keyboard by Hans Ruckers dated 1581 and built in Antwerp. Made for the Viceroy of Peru.

Double Virginal The earliest known keyboard by Hans Ruckers dated 1581 and built in Antwerp. Made for the Viceroy of Peru.

Double Virginal  Maker: Lodewijck Grouwels (Flemish, active Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands 1593–1600)  Date: 1600  Geography: Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands  Culture: Flemish  Medium: Pine, spruce, various materials

Double Virginal Lodewijck Grouwels (Flemish, active Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands Date: 1600

Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni (1721-1782):Portrait of Marianna Martines (1744-1812)…

Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni of Marianna Martines at the Keyboard.

Antoine Vestier, Portrait of Mademoiselle Rouillé, three-quarter-length, at the…

Antoine Vestier (French, Portrait of Mademoiselle Rouillé at the pianoforte, 1792

Portrait of a lady at her spinet, mid 18th century, French school

French school - Portrait of a Lady at Her Spinet, Mid century

The Music Lesson · by Giuseppe Bonito

"The Music Lesson", Giuseppe Bonito Italian painter

A painting of two girls from around 1720-30.

The Bateson Children (Detail) - Strickland Lowry - 1762

Arthur Devis (1712–1787) — Portrait of a lady, seated at a harpsichord, possibly…

Arthur Devis — Portrait of a lady, seated at a harpsichord, possibly Lucy, Duchess of St.

The Music Party by Louis Rolland Trinquesse, 1774

Louis-Roland Trinquesse The Music Party