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The Musical Entertainer Vol. I.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1738 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bickham, George II the younger (designer)
    Bickham, George II the younger (printmaker)
    Bickham, George II the younger (printer and publisher)
    Mondon, Jean (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving print

  • Museum number:

    E.1192-1983

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EL, shelf 1

Physical description

'Love's Bacchanal'. 'Half-sheet' of a musical composition from 'The Musical Entertainer Vol. I.' The music features a figured bass and lines for flute. The headpiece shows, in reverse, a setting copied from Jean Mondon's Sixième Livre De Formes Rocailles ... [etc.] 1736.

Place of Origin

England (printed and published)

Date

1738 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Bickham, George II the younger (designer)
Bickham, George II the younger (printmaker)
Bickham, George II the younger (printer and publisher)
Mondon, Jean (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving print

Dimensions

Height: 32.4 cm plate-mark, Width: 19.8 cm plate-mark

Object history note

This is a representative plate from the publication 'The Musical Entertainer', reflecting French taste in rococo England.

Descriptive line

'Love's Bacchanal'. 'Half-sheet' of a musical composition from 'The Musical Entertainer Vol. I.' The music features a figured bass and lines for flute. The headpiece shows, in reverse, a setting copied from Jean Mondon's 'Sixième Livre De Formes Rocailles'. Designed, engraved, printed and published by George Bickham Junior. Great Britain. 1738.

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

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

Production Note

The headpiece shows, in reverse, a setting copied from Jean Mondon's Sixième Livre De Formes Rocailles ... [etc.] 1736.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching; Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Music; Music; Men; Table

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Printed pages & sheets; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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