Violoncello

about 1720
Marcus Snoeck (Belgian, 1694–1762)


Object Place: Brussels, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 121.3 cm, width 41.3 cm (Length 47 3/4 in., width 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1731

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Five-string model. Back of two pieces of maple. Ribs of maple. Belly of two pieces of spruce, two holes. Peg-box integral with neck, of somewhat narrow pattern and with large scroll. Five tuning pegs with unusually large heads. Finger-board and tail-piece of ebony. Standard bridge. Standard inside fittings. Tail-rest of turned piece of wood with long stell spike. Reddish-borwn varnish.

Inscription

Printed label: Marcus Broche a Bruxelles, / au Roy David, l'An 17 [handwritten: 20 (?)]

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