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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca.1896 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for My Fiddle is my Sweetheart written by Harry Hunter, composed and sung by G.H. Chirgwin and published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. The left hand side of sheet is filled with an enlarged illustration of a violin. At the head of this violin is a blonde haired woman. To the left of this 'fiddle' is a man in an oversized white top hat.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Vocal Successes', 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 My Fiddle is my Sweetheart published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for My Fiddle is my Sweetheart. The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. The left hand side of sheet is filled with an enlarged illustration of a violin. At the head of this violin is a blonde haired woman. To the left of this 'fiddle' is a man in an oversized white top hat.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Vocal Successes', 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 referenceMy Fiddle is my Sweetheart
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for My Fiddle is my Sweetheart written by Harry Hunter, composed and sung by G.H. Chirgwin and published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet is covered in a pale blue wash. The left hand side of sheet is filled with an enlarged illustration of a violin. At the head of this violin is a blonde haired woman. To the left of this 'fiddle' is a man in an oversized white top hat.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Vocal Successes', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Other number
F153-16 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.212:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 25, 2010
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