Oboe

about 1800
William Milhouse (English, 1761–after 1835)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Length 56.9 cm (22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1909

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Boxwood, stained light yellow-brown. Ivory rings (?) Made in three parts: upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Six fingerholes, the third and fourth doubled. Originally two square keys (Young type N or R?) of silver? (c’ and e-flat’), mounted on rings with SATK. Added key (Young type S) for  Two vent holes in bell. The bell opening is slightly narrowed.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: W. MILHOUSE / LONDON; stamped on underside of original keys: WM

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