Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Yankee Bass Viol

Maker:
William Darracott, Jr. (American, Milford, New Hampshire 1799–1868 Milford, New Hampshire)
Date:
1861
Geography:
Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
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.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret Hodges Warren, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.204
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.



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