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The 'Derby' Monster Songster!

  • Object:

    Broadsheet

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1865 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (artist)
    J.T.Wood (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Letterpress and wood-engraving print

  • Museum number:

    E.1771-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB4G, shelf SH7, box TS58

Physical description

'The 'Derby' Monster Songster!' A broadsheet of 124 songs. The title page illustrated with a wood-engraving print of crowds at the Epsom Derby, in the manner of William Frith's oil painting, Derby Day (1858). The sheet carries the names of song-writers, composers, singers and music publishers together with this warning: 'Legal proceedings will be taken against song-book publishers and others printing any of the copyright songs contained in this book'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1865 (published)

Artist/maker

Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (artist)
J.T.Wood (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Letterpress and wood-engraving print

Marks and inscriptions

The sheet carries the names of song-writers, composers, singers and music publishers together with this warning: 'Legal proceedings will be taken against song-book publishers and others printing any of the copyright songs contained in this book'.

'Containing all the Popular Songs, together with / a Metrical Prophecy for the 'Derby' . . . London : Pubished by J. T. Wood, 278, Strand.'
Lettered.

'London Lace Paper Company, 278, Strand. - J.T. Wood calls the attention of the Trade to his large assortment of goods suitable for a General Trade. - The cheapest / house in London for Note Paper, Envelopes, Foreign fancy Prints, Tomb Cards and Tablets, Window and Show Cards, Valentines, Poetry Cards, School, Toy, / Childrens' Books, Knitting and Crochet Books and Patterns, Ec., Ec, Lace Paper in every variety'
Lettered.

Dimensions

Height: 83.3 cm opens to, Width: 54.5 cm opens to, Height: 43.4 cm folded to, Width: 27.8 cm folded to

Descriptive line

'The 'Derby' Monster Songster!' A broadsheet of 124 songs. The title page illustrated with a wood-engraving print of crowds at the Epsom Derby, in the manner of William Frith's oil painting, 'Derby Day' (1858). Published by J. T. Wood, London, 1865.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Letterpress; Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Music; Songs; Horse; Horseracing; Women; Men

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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