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The Patience Quadrille

  • Object:

    Sheet music cover

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1881 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hanhart, Michael (lithographers)
    Chappell & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte

  • Museum number:

    S.632-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Music sheet cover for The Patience Quadrille by Eugene D'Albert (1864-1932), based on the score by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) to Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Patience. It is illustrated with scenes from the opera, which show Lady Jane playing the cello and wearing a 'High Art' peacock-patterned gown, Reginald Bunthorne reading poetry to the Aesthetic Maidens outside Castle Adamant, and an image of three officers turned Aesthetic men.

Physical description

Music sheet cover for The Patience Quadrille illustrated with a colour lithograph image of Lady Jane playing the cello wearing a 'High Art' peacock-patterned gown (top centre), Reginald Bunthorne reading poetry to the Aesthetic Maidens outside Castle Adamant (right centre), and an image of three officers turned Aesthetic men, (bottom left).

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1881 (printed)

Artist/maker

Hanhart, Michael (lithographers)
Chappell & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 33.2 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Object history note

The composer of The Patience Quadrille, Eugene D'Albert, was also trusted as a musician by Sullivan since he was given the task of scoring the overture of the opera Patience. At the time Eugene D'Albert was a 17 year old student at the National Training School and winner of that year's Mendelssohn Scholarship.

Descriptive line

Illustrated music sheet cover for The Patience Quadrille by Eugene D'Albert (1864-1932), based on the score by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) to the comic opera Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan. Colour lithograph by M.& N. Hanhart, possibly from a design by H.G. Banks. Published by Chappell & Co., 1881.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography; Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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