Keyed bugle in E-flat

about 1850
Gummarus van Engelen (1820–1904)


Object Place: Lier, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1974

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Sopranino in E-flat. Brass. Five round keys mounted on pillars; key-holes have raised sockets. Deep conical cup mouthpiece inserted into the tuning tube, held in place by a wing-nut. Cylindro-conoidal bore. The keys give the following nominal tones: b, c’-sharp, d’, e’-flat, e’, and f’, sounding a minor third higher; the lowest key is open, the rest are closed.

Inscription

Engraved on bell: G. van Engelen, / ainé à Lierre

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