early 19th century
Object Place: Possibly Spain
Length 94.2 cm, width 27.8 cm (Length 37 1/16 in., width 10 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One-piece back and ribs of rosewood. Belly of medium-grain spruce with multi-line binding of wood. Soundhole encircled with five-line binding of wood and inlaid squares of pearl and ebony. Neck and headstock of cedar (?). Tuning pegs of ebony with buttons of pearl. Fingerboard of rosewood with seventeen frets of nickel silver. Nut and bridge pins of ebony. Bridge of mahogany (?). Internal construction: Four lateral braces on back and four on belly (one above soundhole and two lowest angled).
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection