Bow for viola da gamba

about 1800


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length 69.5 cm, weight 75 g (Length 27 3/8 in., weight 0.2 lbs.)

Accession Number

17.1744

Medium or Technique

Oak

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Accessories

Round stick of oak. Ivory frog and button; screw and nut adjustment. At the frog end the stick is octagonal for approximately 12 cm. The frog has a rounded outside corner and a semicircular cutout for the middle finger. Rather large and clumsy head, with ivory plate partly covering the face of head.

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