Alto Recorder in F

Maker: Thomas Stanesby Jr.

Date: mid-18th century

Geography: United Kingdom

Culture: British

Medium: Boxwood

Dimensions: Overall: 49.6cm (19 1/2in.)

Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute-recorder

Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 1982

Accession Number: 1982.390

Description

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.

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