Practice violin

about 1820–40
William Baker (English, active 1820–1840)


Object Place: Brighton, England

Dimensions

Length 57.9 cm, width 14.6 cm (Length 22 13/16 in., width 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1726

Medium or Technique

Maple, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Anchor-shaped frame, without sound-box. Spine-bar, neck, peg- box, and scroll carved out of a solid piece of maple. Chin-rest formed by a separate piece. Ebony finger-board and tail-piece. Bridge with many extra holes for dampening of vibrations. Four strings. Yellow-brown varnish.

Inscription

Stamped on body: Baker/ Brighton

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