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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. 1904 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for Laughable Times (coming thro' the rhymes) composed by Charles Collins and sung by George Collins. Published by Francis, Day&Hunter, circa 1904.

The front sheet is covered with a strip of pale blue wash. There is a central illustration of a clown like figure with exaggerated grey hair, an oversizzed pale red neckcloth, white gloves and a loose grey jacket. There are two captioned illustrations on either side of the figure, one shows a curate debating with a gentleman in a grey suit and an eyeglass the other shows a waiter, his legs tangled together, whilst he franatically addresses a shocked cook.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis&Day's 'Successful Star Songs'.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Lithograph
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Laughable Times (coming thro' the rhymes) published by Francis, Day and Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Laughable Times (coming thro' the rhymes). The front sheet is covered with a strip of pale blue wash. There is a central illustration of a clown like figure with exaggerated grey hair, an oversizzed pale red neckcloth, white gloves and a loose grey jacket. There are two captioned illustrations on either side of the figure, one shows a curate debating with a gentleman in a grey suit and an eyeglass the other shows a waiter his legs tangled together whilst he franatically addresses a shocked cook.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis&Day's 'Successful Star Songs'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Width: 25.6cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceThe Laughable Times (coming thro' the rhymes)
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for Laughable Times (coming thro' the rhymes) composed by Charles Collins and sung by George Collins. Published by Francis, Day&Hunter, circa 1904.

The front sheet is covered with a strip of pale blue wash. There is a central illustration of a clown like figure with exaggerated grey hair, an oversizzed pale red neckcloth, white gloves and a loose grey jacket. There are two captioned illustrations on either side of the figure, one shows a curate debating with a gentleman in a grey suit and an eyeglass the other shows a waiter, his legs tangled together, whilst he franatically addresses a shocked cook.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis&Day's 'Successful Star Songs'.
Other number
F153-29 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.203:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 26, 2010
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