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Music: Prelude in A minor from Pièces de viole (Book 3) by Marin Marais, 1711 (performed by Laura Jeppesen)


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 1710

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 124.2 cm, width 40 cm (Length 48 7/8 in., width 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones