Soprano trombone

1781
Johann Joseph Schmied (German, active before 1748–after 1785)


Object Place: Pfaffendorf, Germany

Dimensions

Length 51.5 cm (20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2006

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Soprano in B-flat. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Made in three parts: inner slide branch, slide, and the bell branch. The mouthpiece has a deep conical cup and the inner edge of the rim is slightly undercut. The bell is reinforced by a brass band.

Inscription

Stamped on garland: IOHANN IOSEPH SCHMIED MACHTS IN PFAFFENDORF 1781

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