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Sheet music - Harry Beard Collection

Harry Beard Collection

  • Object:

    Sheet music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.mid to late nineteenth century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Powell, Orlando (composer)
    Harrington, John P. (lyricist)
    Banks, Harry G. (lithographer)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    S.211:1-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans, written by John P.Harrington, composed by Orlando Powell and published by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. At its centre is an illustration of a man, most probably Pat Rafferty, who is credited with having sung the song with 'the greatest possible success'. This man is dressed in a top hat, black jacket and pale blue striped trousers, with a pale red and blue striped waistcoat and green neckerchief. The central illustration is surrounded by 3 smaller illustrations of scenes from the song.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.

Physical description

Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans. The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. At its centre is an illustration of a man dressed in a top hat, black jacket and pale blue striped trousers, with a pale red and blue striped waistcoat and green neckerchief. This central illustration is surrounded by 3 smaller illustrations of scenes from the song.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.mid to late nineteenth century (published)

Artist/maker

Powell, Orlando (composer)
Harrington, John P. (lyricist)
Banks, Harry G. (lithographer)
Francis, Day & Hunter (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 35.4 cm, Width: 25.5 cm

Descriptive line

Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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