Tenor trombone (over-shoulder model)

about 1840
Frans Joseph Van Engelen (Belgian, 1785–1853)


Object Place: Lier, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 128 cm (50 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2011

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Tenor in B-flat (high pitch). Brass ‘bell over shoulder’ model. Double bore type. Made in four parts: inner slide branch, slide, bell branch (which has two bends and is turned upward), and a tuning slide in the bell branch. The mouthpiece has a semi-ellipsoidal cup.

Inscription

Engraved on garland: [2 lions holding a shield] / F. van Engelen te Lier

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