20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Lockey Hill Cello circa 1780

The interior of a rare cello by English luthier Lockey Hill, completed shortly before his execution for horse theft in 1795. In this photo we can see the tool marks of the original maker, as well as new wood and repairs carried out through the centuries.

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Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Copyright: © Charles Brooks