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Three strings. Outline of viol type. Back of two pieces of maple, flat in lower and middle bouts, then gradually tapering toward the neck bracket. Belly of two pieces of large grained pine, arched, two f-holes, purfling. Both back and belly with overhanging edges. Finger-board of walnut,...

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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

19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 180.5 cm, width 65.4 cm (Length 71 1/16 in., width 25 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1732a

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, walnut

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones