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Music: Allegretto from Méthode pour l' Education du Serpent by Jean Baptiste Metoyen, about 1792-95 (performed by Douglas Yeo)

Inscription

Stamped inside bell: BAUDOUIN

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 1820

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 85 cm (33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1954

Medium or Technique

Pearwood, leather, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones