Horn

about 1780
Raoux (French, active 18th century)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 81 cm (31 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2000

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Bass in D. Conoidal bore. Brass. The tube is wound two and a half times in a circle. The rim of the bell is reinforced by a wide band. Funnel-shaped mouthpiece.

Inscription

Stamped on bell garland: FAIT A PARIS PAR RAOUX SEULE ORDINAIRE DU ROI PALGE [sic] DU LOUVRE

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