Object Title

Kettle drum

Kettle drum

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

XVIII.16

Inscriptions and Marks

Skin of the drum is painted with the word 'BLENHEIM' and date 'AN.1704'

Associations

Places France

Notes

In the past there has been speculation that these drums may have been the onesborrowed by Handel from the Bd. of Ord. for the presentation of his oratorios in 1748,1753 and 1756. Ref to inv. file for further info.