Oboe

1700–50


Object Place: Possibly England

Dimensions

Length 58.7 cm (23 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1905

Medium or Technique

Ivory, silver

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Ivory Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Three square keys (Young type ) of silver-plated brass (c’ and e-flat x 2), mounted on rings with SAT?. Two vent holes in bell. Bell opening slighly narrowed.

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