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Contrabass Violin

Maker:
Carleen M. Hutchins (Springfield, Massachusetts, 1911–2007 Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
Maker:
Assisted by Donald Blatter
Maker:
Assisted by Thomas Coleman (American, born Jersey City, New Jersey 1955)
Date:
1985
Geography:
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
String length 109.2 cm (43 in.); Body length 129.3 cm (51 in.); Upper bouts 62.7 cm (24-3/4in.); Center bouts 38 cm (15 in.); Lower bouts 79.2 cm (31-1/4 in.); Rib height 16.7 cm (6-3/4in.); Tailpiece length 43.8 cm (17-1/4 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Carleen M. and Morton A. Hutchins and the Harriet M. Bartlett Fund of the Catgut Acoustical Society, Inc., 1988
Accession Number:
1988.424.7
Not on view
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 21.



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