Joseph Kirckman Grand Piano
Type: Grand Piano
Collection: Kolthoorn Collection
Manufacturer: Kirkman, Joseph
Geography: London / England
Dimensions (cm): L=225 W=95 H=31
Current location: Not on displayMore manufacturer info
Context: Joseph Kirkman joined the firm of his father's (Abraham Kirkman) uncle (Jacob Kirkman) in 1789. The firm began making harpsichords but by the 1760s switched over to making the new grand pianos. This firm greatly influenced English piano makers.
Literature references: Clinkscale, Martha Novak. Makers of the Piano: 1700-1820. Vol. 1, Oxford University Press, 2006.