Descant viola da gamba (pardessus de viole)

1752
Benoist Fleury (French, 1719–1792)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 58.7 cm, width 19.5 cm (Length 23 1/8 in., width 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1712

Medium or Technique

Maple, walnut, spruce, ebony

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Printed label: Benoit Fleury rue des Boucheries / Faubourg St. Germain a Paris, 17 [handwritten: 52]; stamped on button: FLEURY

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