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Trapezoidal-shaped violin

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Music: Swiss Air in C with Variations by Jean-Louis Tulou, about 1840-60 (performed by Brian Clague)

Provenance

Before 1981, purchased at a Hi-Fi Shop on the Champs Elysées, Paris, by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

1825–50

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Length 59.7 cm, width 22.2 cm (Length 23 1/2 in., width 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.765

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones