Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. 1894 (published)
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Outer cover of the sheet music for When we've got the ships published in London by Francis, Day &Hunter.
The front sheet features a single colour illustration. In the foreground is the singer Miss Marie Collins dressed in a pink skirt and shirt with a wide white bow at the neck. Her hair is loose and she wears a simple white, naval style, cap. The singer stands with her left elbow bent and one foot towards the front, as if preparing to march. A union jack is visible to her immediate right, and a wide green sea and large ship can be seen in the background.
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 and music and words for the first verse and chorus.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand coloured lithograph print on paper.
Brief Description
Outer cover of the sheet music for When we've got the Ships published by Francis, Day &Hunter, circa 1894, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical Description
Outer cover of the sheet music for When we've got the ships. The front sheet features a single colour illustration. In the foreground is the singer Miss Marie Collins dressed in a pink skirt and shirt with a wide white bow at the neck. Her hair is loose and she wears a simple white, naval style, cap. The singer stands with her left elbow bent and one foot towards the front, as if preparing to march. A union jack is visible to her immediate right, and a wide green sea and large ship can be seen in the background.

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 and music and words for the first verse and chorus.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceWhen we've got the ships
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for When we've got the ships published in London by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet features a single colour illustration. In the foreground is the singer Miss Marie Collins dressed in a pink skirt and shirt with a wide white bow at the neck. Her hair is loose and she wears a simple white, naval style, cap. The singer stands with her left elbow bent and one foot towards the front, as if preparing to march. A union jack is visible to her immediate right, and a wide green sea and large ship can be seen in the background.

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 and music and words for the first verse and chorus.
Other Number
F153-32 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession Number
S.231:1-1989

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