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Bass viola da gamba

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Music: Prelude by Karl Friedrich Abel, about 1780 (performed by Laura Jeppesen)

Inscription

Manuscript label: Arwit ronnegren / i fastarn i Lugede / heraf Anno 1733; in pencil (?) inside: T. H. NY / 1904

Provenance

Before 1965, purchased in Philadelphia by Harold Priest, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1965, sold by Priest to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

1733

Object Place

Kattarp, Sweden

Dimensions

Length 116.2 cm, width 34.6 cm (Length 45 3/4 in., width 13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2685

Medium or Technique

Birch, pine

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones