Flute

about 1800


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 59.6 cm (23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1849

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes (the f-sharp’ hole enlarged). Four square? keys (Young type F), of brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat) mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ mounted on ring) with SATK.

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