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La Bagatelle

  • Object:

    Title Page

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (etchers)
    Cooke, G. (composer)
    Leader and Cock (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching

  • Museum number:

    9433:3

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 86

Physical description

Hand-coloured etching title page for Four New Comic Songs "La Bagatelle". Composed by G. Cooke and illustrated by George Cruikshank. Five vignettes, separated by tree branches, the central image showing a man playing a wind instrument and another man holding out his hat for money. The four other images illustrate the four comic songs. Copy states sheets are: Plain 5s/-, Coloured 6/-. Of note, is Cruikshank's 'musical' signature.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

19th century (published)

Artist/maker

Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (etchers)
Cooke, G. (composer)
Leader and Cock (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching

Dimensions

Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 25.9 cm

Descriptive line

Hand-coloured etching title page for 'Four New Comic Songs "La Bagatelle"'. Composed by G. Cooke and illustrated by George Cruikshank. Design showing five vignettes, separated by tree branches. Published by Leader & Cock, London. 19th century.

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.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching; Hand-coloured

Subjects depicted

Top hats; Horse; Vignettes; Title page; Men; Comedy; Musicians

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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