Oboe

about 1725
Johann Wolfgang Kenigsperger (1724–1752)


Object Place: Roding, Germany

Dimensions

Length 57.3 cm (22 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1908

Medium or Technique

Pearwood, horn, brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Pearwood, stained dark reddish-brown. Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Three square keys (Young type K) of brass (c’ and e-flat’ x 2), mounted on rings with SATW. Two vent holes in bell. Bell opening slightly narrowed.

Inscription

Stamped on bell: [bullet] I [bullet] W [bullet] / [bullet] KENIGSPERGER [bullet]; stamped on lower ends of upper and lower bodyjoints: K

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