Thomas Dudley Paine (American, 1812–1895)
Object Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Length 61 cm, width 21 cm (Length 24 in., width 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Maple, spruce, ebony
Not On View
One-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of irregular-grain spruce*. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple; shallow channels on back of pegbox and thick lip at bottom. Wide ears on scroll. Thin wedge (2 mm maximum thickness) between neck and fingerboard. Fingerboard, tailpiece, tuning pegs, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Two lateral score lines near bottom of fingerboard. Red-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.
Printed label: THOMAS D. PAINE, / MUSICAL / Instrument Maker, / [handwritten: No 11] WOONSOCKET, R. I. [handwritten: 1856 / A D.]; [possibly additional illegible inscriptions on inside of back.]
Before 1987, apparently owned by Herbert Goodkind (1905-1982), Larchmont, New York. By 1987, acquired by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine; 1987, sold by Priest to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)
Frank B. Bemis Fund
The People's Quadrille, from The Instrumental Musician, about 1850...
Published by Elias Howe
Performed by Eleanor Martinez