Practice violin

about 1920
Edmund Franklin Bryant (American, 1855–1940)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 59.4 cm, width 17.2 cm (Length 23 3/8 in., width 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.72

Medium or Technique

Maple, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Cigar-shaped body with flat front, back, and sides, of solid maple, with long cut-outs in upper and lower half separated by septum. Curved maple pieces attached to upper and lower end of body. Maple neck. Tuning pins, fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Bridge of maple. Orange-brown varnish.

Inscription

Stamped on back: E. F. BRYANT

Provenance

1991, gift of Harold Priest, Liberty, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift