Chalumeau (after Johann Christoph Denner, early 18th century)

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

Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England


Length 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones

In C. Maple stained dark brown. Made in three parts: long mouthpiece, bodyjoint, and bell. Seven fingerholes (the lowest doubled) and one thumbhole. Two square keys (Young type A) of brass (a’ and b’), mounted on rings with SATK. Mouthpiece cover. The original of this instrument is in the Bavarian National Museum, in Munich.


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


Reproduced with permission.