Bass drum and two mallets

about 1810


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Height 73.5 cm, diameter 65 cm (Height 28 15/16 in., diameter 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2021a-c

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Membranophones

Wooden barrel, overlapped and riveted with three rows of flat- headed brass rivets. Painted white scroll, decorations, no inscriptions. Two painted wooden hoops held with cord braces and tightened with leather tags. One hoop braces with sheet iron patches (riveted on). Two drumsticks.

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