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


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.