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Sheet Music - Perverted Proverbs or Tupperny Philosphy
  • Perverted Proverbs or Tupperny Philosphy
    Albert, Fred, born 19
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Perverted Proverbs or Tupperny Philosphy

  • Object:

    Sheet Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Albert, Fred, born 19 (composer)
    Ashdown & Parry (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.828-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The music hall singer Fred Albert (1845-1886) specialised in topical songs and gave up a career in a City merchants' office to go on the halls. Some of his earliest appearances were at Hoxton Hall, probably in the 1860s.

This music sheet was for the satirical song Perverted Proverbs or Tupperny Philosphy that satirised the book Proverbial Philosphy by Martin Tupper (1810-1889) that contained moralising aphorisms such as: 'Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech'. The book was first published in 1837, went through forty large editions by 1867 and nearly a million copies in the United States.

Physical description

Music sheet cover and music for Perverted Proverbs.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 19th century (published)

Artist/maker

Albert, Fred, born 19 (composer)
Ashdown & Parry (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

Dimensions

Height: 34.5 cm front cover approx, Width: 26.5 cm front cover

Descriptive line

Music sheet cover for Perverted Proverbs or Tupperny Philosphy, written, composed and sung by Fred Albert (1845-1886). Illustration by Alfred Bryan (1852-1899), colour lithograph by by W. Spalding, printed by Thomas Packer, published by Edwin Ashdown, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing; Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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