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Banjo

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Inscription

Stamped at base of neck: W. BOUCHER, JR. / BALTIMORE

Provenance

About 1996, sold by source unidentified, Harrisonburg, Virginia, to James Bollman, Arlington, Massachusetts; 2007, sold by Bollman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2007)

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund

about 1845–55

Object Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 30.9 x 9 x 94.7 cm (12 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 37 5/16 in.) String length: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.51

Medium or Technique

Oak, maple

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones