Banjo

about 1845–55
William Esperance Boucher, Jr. (American, 1822–1899)


Object Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 30.9 x 9 x 94.7 cm (12 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 37 5/16 in.) String length: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.51

Medium or Technique

Oak, maple

On View

David and Stacey Goel Gallery (Gallery 239)

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Stamped at base of neck: W. BOUCHER, JR. / BALTIMORE

Provenance

About 1996, sold by source unidentified, Harrisonburg, Virginia, to James Bollman, Arlington, Massachusetts; 2007, sold by Bollman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2007)

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund