Harp (after 15th-century German type)

late 19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Height 61.8 cm, width 27.5 cm, depth 9.3 cm (Height 24 5/16 in., width 10 13/16 in., depth 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1784

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Quadrangular soundbox. Back and sides carved from solid block of maple. Soundboard of maple with two pairs of rosettes of ivory. Curved pillar of maple with U-shaped cross section. Neck of maple. Pillar and neck both decorated with three diamond-shaped inlays of contrasting wood. String pegs of hardwood. Tuning pins of iron. Exact compass unknown (twenty-one strings).

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