Thomas Coenraet Boekhout (Kampen 1666–1715 Amsterdam)
Height: 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
Thomas Boekhout built recorders, flutes, oboes, and bassoons, and there even survives a (very early) clarinet from his workshop, but he was perhaps best regarded in his day for his bass recorders. The lowest pitch of this beautiful recorder is B', and it may be an example of a soprano in B' flat, also known as a fourth flute because it is pitched a fourth above the alto in F'. This is the same size instrument that was used by Charles Dieupart (ca. 1667–ca. 1740), a French composer who worked in London. This instrument is stamped "T. BOEKHOUT" between a crown and lion rampant.
Marking: T. Boekhout (below crown and above lion rampant)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Count Eugene Henri-Joseph de Bricqueville
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A Checklist of Western European Flageolets, Recorders, and Tabor Pipes. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1976, pg. 6.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 120, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 120, 119+, ill.