Clarinet (after Jacob Denner, early 18th century)

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

Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England


Length 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones

In C. Oiled walnut. Made in three parts: long mouthpiece, bodyjoint, and bell. Seven fingerholes (the lowest on bell) and one thumbhole. Two square keys (Young type A) of brass (a’ and b-flat’), mounted on rings with SATW. The original of this instrument is in the Museé Instrumental in Brussels, no. 912 in the catalog by Mahillion.


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.