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Harry Beard Collection

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

Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans, written by John P.Harrington, composed by Orlando Powell and published by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. At its centre is an illustration of a man, most probably Pat Rafferty, who is credited with having sung the song with 'the greatest possible success'. This man is dressed in a top hat, black jacket and pale blue striped trousers, with a pale red and blue striped waistcoat and green neckerchief. The central illustration is surrounded by 3 smaller illustrations of scenes from the song.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Lithograph
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans. The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. At its centre is an illustration of a man dressed in a top hat, black jacket and pale blue striped trousers, with a pale red and blue striped waistcoat and green neckerchief. This central illustration is surrounded by 3 smaller illustrations of scenes from the song.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Width: 25.5cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceThe Meeting of the Clans
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for The Meeting of the Clans, written by John P.Harrington, composed by Orlando Powell and published by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. At its centre is an illustration of a man, most probably Pat Rafferty, who is credited with having sung the song with 'the greatest possible success'. This man is dressed in a top hat, black jacket and pale blue striped trousers, with a pale red and blue striped waistcoat and green neckerchief. The central illustration is surrounded by 3 smaller illustrations of scenes from the song.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Other number
F153-43 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.211:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 25, 2010
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