William Darracott, Jr. (American, Milford, New Hampshire 1799–1868 Milford, New Hampshire)
Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Body L.: 83.3 cm (32-13/16 in.); Body W.: upper bouts 37.4 cm (14-11/16 in.); center bouts 26.7 cm: (10-1/2 in.); lower bouts: 48.2 cm (18-15/16 in.); Rib H.: top block 11.7 cm (4-5/8 in.); center bouts: 11.9 cm (4-11/16 in.; bottom block: 12.3 cm (4-13/16 in.); Vibrating string: L.: 75.2 cm (29-5/8 in.)
Gift of Margaret Hodges Warren, 1979
Not on view
A form of folk cello or small bass made to accompany church choirs in New England.
Marking: (inscribed) March 1861 G.L.D. Milford, N.H.
Margaret Hodges Warren
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 21, ill.
American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 20, 152, fig. 7, 186, ill.
Artist: Christian Frederick Martin (Markneukirchen, Saxony 1796–1873 Nazareth, Pennsylvania)Date: ca. 1838Medium: Wood, maple, spruce, abalone, ebony, metal, brass, ivoryAccession: 1979.380a, bOn view in:Not on view