Polygonal virginal

1574
Joseph Salodiensis (Italian, 1559–1574)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Length 158.6 cm, width 49.1 cm, case height 17.9 cm (Length 62 7/16 in., width 19 5/16 in., case height 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.277

Medium or Technique

Cypress

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

About 1900, Leopoldo Franciolini, Florence, Italy. By 1913, Hugh Whitaker, Lymington, Hampshire, England. Before 1924, reportedly owned by Eleanora Duse (1858-1924), Italy. By mid-1950s, sold by unidentified dealer, Florence, Italy, to Alfred Fondacaro, Jr.; by 1981, by descent to his daughter, Ada F. MacArthur, Brookline, Massachusetts; 1981, sold by MacArthur to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1981)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund