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Harry Beard Collection

  • Object:

    Sheet music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1899 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banks, Harry G. (artist)
    Bateman, Edgar (lyricist)
    Le Brunn, George, born 20 - died 18 (composer)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    S.224:1-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him written by Edgar Bateman, composed by George Le Brunn and sung by Arthur Reece. It was published in London by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with a series of colour lithographs. The central illustration is a full length image of a gentleman in a brown suit, long black jacket, bowler hat and white shirt. He has his hands in his pockets. He is surrounded by three circular illustrations, each of which are captioned and feature well known personalities of the mid to late Victorian era, referred to in the song. They are General Kitchener (1850-1916), Lord Charles Beresford (1846-1919), and Lord Salisbury (1830-1903).

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

Physical description

Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him. The front sheet is illustrated with a series of colour lithographs. The central illustration is a full length image of a gentleman in a brown suit, long black jacket, bowler hat and white shirt. He has his hands in his pockets. He is surrounded by three circular illustrations, each of which are captioned and feature well known personalities of the mid to late Victorian era, referred to in the song (General Kitchener, Lord Charles Beresford and Lord Salisbury).
The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'. The inside cover of this sheet is printed with the lyrics for the song.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.1899 (published)

Artist/maker

Banks, Harry G. (artist)
Bateman, Edgar (lyricist)
Le Brunn, George, born 20 - died 18 (composer)
Francis, Day & Hunter (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 35.4 cm, Width: 25.3 cm

Descriptive line

Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him, 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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