Treble cornett (after 17th-century type)

late 19th century
Probably by Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)


Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Overall: 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1951

Medium or Technique

Maple

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In A. The lowest tone is a (a’-420 cycles per second). Made of maple, stained reddish-brown; tipped with brass. Cup-shaped mouthpiece of horn. Six finger-holes in the front; a thumb-hole in the rear.

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