Guitar

1890s
John C. Haynes and Company (American)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 95.8 cm, width 31.8 cm (Length 37 11/16 in, width 12 1/2 in)

Accession Number

2010.581

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, spruce, ebony, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Printed label: BAY STATE / JOHN C. HAYNES & CO., ... Boston. / O.H. DITSON & CO., ... New York. / J. E. DITSON & CO., ... Philadelphia. / Zithers, Mandolins, Guitars, Violins, Banjos.; stamped on upper block and back brace: HAYNES EXCELSIOR / BOSTON, MASS.

Provenance

In the 1890s, possibly included in an exhibition, Germany; during the 1890s, purportedly sold at German exhibition to a family of minor royalty, Bavaria. About 1998, acquired by a dealer, Dusseldorf, Germany; before 2001, sold by German dealer to a dealer, New York State; about 2001, sold by New York dealer to James Bollman, Arlington, Massachusetts; 2010, sold by Bollman to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection–Friends of the Collection Fund