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One-piece maple back, purfled. Ribs of maple. Belly of two pieces of spruce, finely arched, with two f-holes and purfling. Standard type neck and scroll. Ebony finger-board and tail-piece. Standard small fittings. Four strings. Tuning pegs of boxwood of the old-fashioned viol type. New...

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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 1750–60

Object Place

London, England


Length 62.7 cm, width 23.1 cm (Length 24 11/16 in., width 9 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones