Tenor viola da gamba

1752
Jesper Gotfredsen (Danish, about 1708–1774)


Object Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dimensions

Length 81.8 cm, width 25.5 cm (Length 32 3/16 in., width 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1715

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Printed label: Jesper Gotfredsen / Fiolin=Mager i Kiobenhavn 17 [handwritten: 52]; manuscript repair label: Repareret A Jesper Gotfredsen / Instrumentmageri Kiobenhavn / Anno 1771; printed repair label: Restored by / JOHN A. GOULD & SONS / [Established 1889] / Violin Makers, Dealers and Repairers / BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS / [handwritten: Cracks reglued & stayed / Taking in sides to match / edges. Aug. 1936]

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