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Sheet Music - Oh, You Beautiful Doll
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll
    Ayer, Nathaniel Davis, born 1887 - died 1952
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Oh, You Beautiful Doll

  • Object:

    Sheet Music

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1911 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ayer, Nathaniel Davis, born 1887 - died 1952 (composers)
    Kent, Sidney (lithographer)
    Brown, Seymour (lyricists)
    B. Feldman & Co. (publishers)
    Jerome H. Remick & Co (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.4520-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The ragtime song Oh, You Beautiful Doll, written by Seymour Brown and composed by Nat D. Ayer, was originally published in 1911. This sheet, as we know from the date of the illustration by Sidney Kent, was published in 1912.

Oh, You Beautiful Doll" is a ragtime love song published in 1911 with words by Seymour Brown and music by Nat D. Ayer. The song was one of the first with a twelve-bar opening.

Physical description

Music sheet for Oh, You Beautiful Doll, written by Seymour Brown, composed by Nat D. Ayer, published by B. Feldman & Co., 1912

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 1911 (published)

Artist/maker

Ayer, Nathaniel Davis, born 1887 - died 1952 (composers)
Kent, Sidney (lithographer)
Brown, Seymour (lyricists)
B. Feldman & Co. (publishers)
Jerome H. Remick & Co (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph. Intermediate pages composed of printed text.

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm front cover approx, Width: 26 cm front cover

Descriptive line

Music sheet for Oh, You Beautiful Doll, written by Seymour Brown, composed by Nat D. Ayer, sung in John R. Huddlestone and John Tiller's ballet The Garden of Mirth at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Feldman's 6d Edition no.485, illustrated with a lithograph by Sidney Kent 1912. Published by Bert Feldman & Co., 1912.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing; Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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