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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. mid nineteenth century (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for Grinding up the Golden Corn published by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with an illustration of a countryside scene. A windmill stands in the background in front of which is a women in a white cap and apron, spotted bodice and a dark skirt, she is pointing towards a man in striped trousers, dark coat and top hat who is being pursued by a large dog. A small oval image in the bottom right hand corner is an image of a policeman seizing hold of a criminal in bowler hat and checked trousers. The remainder of the page features an illustration of a grim faced man in a dark suit who is standing, holding a stick above his head.

The back sheet is printed with a list of the 'Newest Comic Songs' published by Francis and Day. The inner cover of which is printed with the lyrics of the song which it describes as a 'burlesque, dramatic song' written, composed and sung by Johnny Dwyer.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Chromolithograph
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Grinding up the Golden Corn published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Grinding up the Golden Corn. The front sheet is illustrated with an illustration of a countryside scene. A windmill stands in the background in front of which is a women in a white cap and apron, spotted bodice and a dark skirt, she is pointing towards a man in striped trousers, dark coat and top hat who is being pursued by a large dog. A small oval image in the bottom right hand corner is an image of a policeman seizing hold of a criminal in bowler hat and checked trousers. The remainder of the page features an illustration of a grim faced man in a dark suit who is standing, holding a stick above his head.
The back sheet is printed with a list of the 'Newest Comic Songs' published by Francis and Day. The inner cover of which is printed with the lyrics of the song.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36.1cm
  • Width: 25.7cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceGrinding up the Golden Corn
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for Grinding up the Golden Corn published by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with an illustration of a countryside scene. A windmill stands in the background in front of which is a women in a white cap and apron, spotted bodice and a dark skirt, she is pointing towards a man in striped trousers, dark coat and top hat who is being pursued by a large dog. A small oval image in the bottom right hand corner is an image of a policeman seizing hold of a criminal in bowler hat and checked trousers. The remainder of the page features an illustration of a grim faced man in a dark suit who is standing, holding a stick above his head.

The back sheet is printed with a list of the 'Newest Comic Songs' published by Francis and Day. The inner cover of which is printed with the lyrics of the song which it describes as a 'burlesque, dramatic song' written, composed and sung by Johnny Dwyer.
Other number
F70-10 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.186:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 24, 2010
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