Bass-horn

about 1800


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1956

Medium or Technique

Brass

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. The lowest tone is C. Made entirely of brass. Consists of a long crook, two conical tubes brazed into a short butt-stock, and the bell; the tubes are at a slightly divergent angle and are joined bu a tubular brace at the top. Six finger-holes with raised sockets on the small tube. Four round keys mounted on a saddle, the key-holes also having raised sockets. The keys give the following tones: C-sharp, F-sharp, and B.

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