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Music - I'd Take her to see the Aquarium
  • I'd Take her to see the Aquarium
    Chirgwin, G. H., born 1855 - died 1922
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I'd Take her to see the Aquarium

  • Object:

    Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. late 19th century - early 20th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chirgwin, G. H., born 1855 - died 1922 (composer)
    Williams, E.B. (lyricist)
    Concanen, Alfred (lithographer)
    Charles Sheard & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.324-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Front cover of music sheet for I'd Take her to see the Aquarium, a comic song written by E.B. Williams and composed by G.H. Chirgwin. Illustration drawn by Alfred Concanen. Published in London by Charles Sheard, ca. late 19th century - early 20th century.

Physical description

Front cover of music sheet for I'd Take her to see the Aquarium, written by E.B. Williams, composed by G.H. Chirgwin, published in London. Illustrated with full-length portrait of man wearing black trousers, a white jacket and white shoes, and wearing diamond-shaped white make-up over his right eye.
Front cover only.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. late 19th century - early 20th century (published)

Artist/maker

Chirgwin, G. H., born 1855 - died 1922 (composer)
Williams, E.B. (lyricist)
Concanen, Alfred (lithographer)
Charles Sheard & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Printing ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'I'd Take her to see the Aquarium / G.H. Chirgwin's great song / Alfred Concanen delt / Written by E.B. Williams / G.H. Chirgwin's (the white eyed musical kaffir) / successful comic song / Composed by G.H. Chirgwin / Chorus / I'd take her to see the Aquarium, I'd take her to see the Zoo, / I'd take her to see the Waxwork Show, the Crystal Palace, too, / Oh! yes if she'd only be true to me, it would fill me with delight. / And I'd bring her to see this Music Hall, every Saturday night.' / London: Charles Sheard, 192, High Holborn, W.C.'
Printed on front cover.

Dimensions

Height: 33.8 cm, Width: 25.2 cm

Object history note

NB In South Africa the word "Kaffir" has been used as a strongly derogatory term for black Africans. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.

Descriptive line

Front cover of music sheet for I'd Take her to see the Aquarium, written by E.B. Williams, composed by G.H. Chirgwin, published in London ca. late 19th century - early 20th century.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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