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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
late nineteenth century to early twentieth century (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for The Girl with the Paralytic Wink published by Francis, Day and Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with a full length image of a female singer dressed in a pale blue, full sleeved, silk dress and elbow length black gloves. She is carrying a large fan in her left hand and is directing an exaggerated wink at the viewer. Head and shoulder portraits of gentlemen of various ages and professions, (the majority dressed in evening wear) surround this central illustration.

The back sheet has a list of Francis, Day and Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Chromolithograph
Brief description
Outer cover for sheet music for The Girl with the Paralytic Wink, published by Francis, Day & Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for The Girl with the Paralytic Wink. The front sheet is illustrated with a full length image of a female singer dressed in a pale blue, full sleeved, silk dress and elbow length black gloves. She is carrying a large fan in her left hand and is directing an exaggerated wink at the viewer. Head and shoulder portraits of gentlemen of various ages and professions, (the majority dressed in evening wear) surround this central illustration.
The back sheet has a list of Francis, Day and Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.2cm
  • Width: 25.3cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Marks and inscriptions
J.DVH. (underlined) (Motif printed in purple ink in the bottom right hand corner of the front sheet)
Subject depicted
Literary referenceThe Girl with the Paralytic Wink
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for The Girl with the Paralytic Wink published by Francis, Day and Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with a full length image of a female singer dressed in a pale blue, full sleeved, silk dress and elbow length black gloves. She is carrying a large fan in her left hand and is directing an exaggerated wink at the viewer. Head and shoulder portraits of gentlemen of various ages and professions, (the majority dressed in evening wear) surround this central illustration.

The back sheet has a list of Francis, Day and Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'.
Other number
F153-70 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.185:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 24, 2010
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