Archcittern

1789
Renault and Chatelain, French (active 1772–1811)


Object Place: Paris, France

Accession Number

2006.1223

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony, ivory

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Printed label: RENAULT & CHATELAIN, rue de Braque, au / coin de la rue Ste. Avoy., A Paris, 17[handwritten: 89]; stamped at top of back and below rose: S. RENAULT / A PARIS

Provenance

Before 1954, Charles Enel (1880-1954), Paris, France; 1954, by descent to his successor, Frederic Royer (1926-2005), Paris, France; 2001, sold by Royer to Jean Michel Renard, Bellenaves, France; 2006, sold by Renard to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund