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Clarinet in A and B-flat

about 1794

Michel Amlingue, French, active 1782–after 1830 French


Dimensions

Length 71.7 cm (28 1/4 in.) with A sections; 68.3 cm (26 7/8 in.) with sections

Accession Number

38.1750

Medium or Technique

Ebony, ivory, brass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe , Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments , Aerophones

Music: Du Sieur Abraham from Nouveaux recueils pour une clarinette seule by Abraham, about 1789 (performed by Diane Heffner)

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: AMLINGUE / A PARIS / B; stamped on alternate barrel, and upper and middle bodyjoints: AMLINGUE / A PARIS / A; stamped on mouthpiece: [six-point star] / DUBOST / [six-point star]; engraved on brass plate on case: Bryant P. Tilden.

Provenance

1794, sold by source unidentified, Bordeaux, France, to Captain Bryant P. Tilden (d. 1859), through his music teacher, D'Anglebert. By 1938, acquired by Mrs. Henry B. Chapin, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; 1938, gift of Chapin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry B. Chapin