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Violoncello

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Inscription

Engraved on scroll: EUTERPE

Provenance

By February 1844, used in at Holy Trinity Church (Bosham), Chichester, West Sussex, England; 1884, John Martin, Barcombe, East Sussex, England; 1916, sold at auction by Martin to a dealer, Chichester, for £7.10; sold by Chichester dealer to F. J. W. Crowe, organist of Chichester Cathedral, for about £20; sold by Crowe to Francis W. Galpin, Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1918, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1918)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 18th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length 127.5 cm, width 45 cm (Length 50 3/16 in., width 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.656

Medium or Technique

Copper, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones