User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Baryton

Start collecting

Deep body of complicated curved outline (modified guitar-fiedel type). Flat back of maple, made of one large piece. Ribs of maple: the ribs of the lower bouts fixed to a solid block of maple composing the outer portion of the bottom block. Slightly arched belly of pine, with a double purfling...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Printed label: Adolf Gutche / Lauten und Geigenmacher / in Berlin 18

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 19th century

Object Place

Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Length 127.4 cm, width 37.3 cm (Length 50 3/16 in., width 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1721

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones