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Alto Recorder in F

Thomas Stanesby Jr.
mid-18th century
United Kingdom
Overall: 49.6cm (19 1/2in.)
Aerophone-Whistle Flute-recorder
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 1982
Accession Number:
Not on view
Stanesby and his father, along with Peter Bressan, were the finest makers of recorders and flutes in England at this period. This alto recorder in F' is stamped "STANESBY/IUNIOR/F," and has a flutelike foot joint, perhaps in response to the growing popularity of the transverse flute by the 1720s.
4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments: An Inventory of 200 Makers in International Collections. Phillip T. Young. London, 1993, pg. 220.

A Checklist of European & American Flageolets, Recorders, & Tabor Pipes. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 15.

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