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Tenor viola da gamba

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Music: Recercada quarta by Diego Ortiz, 1553 (performed by Laura Jeppesen)


Printed label: Jesper Gotfredsen / Fiolin=Mager i Kiobenhavn 17 [handwritten: 52]; manuscript repair label: Repareret A Jesper Gotfredsen / Instrumentmageri Kiobenhavn / Anno 1771; printed repair label: Restored by / JOHN A. GOULD & SONS / [Established 1889] / Violin Makers, Dealers and Repairers / BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS / [handwritten: Cracks reglued & stayed / Taking in sides to match / edges. Aug. 1936]


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


Object Place

Copenhagen, Denmark


Length 81.8 cm, width 25.5 cm (Length 32 3/16 in., width 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones