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Babil and Bijou

Music
ca. late 19th century (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Front cover of music sheet for Babil and Bijou, a quadrille on Frederick Clay's music, as performed at Covent Garden theatre, arranged by Charles Coote. Published in London by Hopwood & Crew. Illustrated in colour with underwater scene from Act III, when Babil and Bijou arrive in Octopalia and meet characters including King Cod, Salmon and Skate, Oyster, Captain Lobster, King Octopus, and Walrus.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printing ink on paper
Brief Description
Front cover of music sheet for Babil and Bijou a quadrille on Frederick Clay's music, arranged by Charles Coote, published in London by Hopwood & Crew, ca. late 19th century.
Physical Description
Front cover of music sheet for <i>Babil and Bijou</i>, a quadrille on Frederick Clay's music, arranged by Charles Coote, published in London by Hopwood & Crew. Illustrated in colour with underwater scene from Act III, when Babil and Bijou arrive in Octopalia and meet characters including King Cod, Salmon and Skate, Oyster, Captain Lobster, King Octopus, and Walrus.

Front cover only.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.6cm
  • Width: 25.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Babil and Bijou, / Alfred Concanen Del / Stannard & Son Impt. / Quadrille, on Frederick Clays celebrated music, "Babil and Bijou" as performed nightly at Covent Garden theatre, / arranged by Charles Coote. / London, Hopwood & Crew, 42 New Bond St.' (Printed on front cover.)
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Literary ReferenceBabil and Bijou
Summary
Front cover of music sheet for Babil and Bijou, a quadrille on Frederick Clay's music, as performed at Covent Garden theatre, arranged by Charles Coote. Published in London by Hopwood & Crew. Illustrated in colour with underwater scene from Act III, when Babil and Bijou arrive in Octopalia and meet characters including King Cod, Salmon and Skate, Oyster, Captain Lobster, King Octopus, and Walrus.
Other Number
PPUK 228 - PeoplePlay UK number
Collection
Accession Number
S.149-2012

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record createdFebruary 29, 2012
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