Cornetto (after 17th-century type)

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

Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England


Length 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, leather

Not On View


Europe, Musical Instruments



In A. The lowest tone is a. Made from two slabs of wood, the curved conoidal bore carved in halves which have been fastened together and covered by black leather. The outside of the tube is of irregular, octagonal cross-section. Six finger-holes in the front; a thumb-hole in the rear. The mouthpiece is lost.


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