Alto recorder in G (after 16th-century type)

late 19th century
Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)


Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Length 44.9 cm (17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1805

Medium or Technique

Pearwood

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In G. Lowest tone g’. Conoidal bore, with slightly flaring bell. The tube is made of one piece of pearwood stained dark brown. Eight holes in front, the lowest one on the left stopped with wax; thumb-hole in the rear.

Provenance

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