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Inscription

Printed label: GERARD J. DELEPLANQUE / Luthier rue de la Grande / Chauffee, coindecelle des / Dominicains a Lille. 17 [handwritten:] 87

Provenance

1959, sold by John A. Gould & Sons (Violin Makers, Dealers and Repairers), Boston, Massachusetts, to Alice E. Fulton, South Weymouth, Massachusetts; by 1984, by inheritance to Michael J. Merten, South Weymouth, Massachusetts; 1984, gift of Merten to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael J. Merten in memory of Alice E. Fulton

1787

Object Place

Lille, France

Dimensions

Length 64.7 cm, width 22.9 cm (Length 25 1/2 in., width 9 in.)

Accession Number

1984.557

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones