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Bass oboe

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In C. The lowest tone is c. Four keys. Maple, stained black- brown. Made in four parts: a brass crook, left-hand body-joint, right-hand body-joint (with three keys), a bell with moderate flare and plain opening. Six finger-holes in the front; three brass keys, c, c-sharp, d-sharp, the levers...

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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

about 1760

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 100.8 cm (39 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1913

Medium or Technique

Maple, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones