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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 I'm getting to be a big boy now written by Harry Nicholls, composed by Amere Stripling and sung with immense success by Herbert Campbell. It was published by Francis Bros. & Day in London.

The front sheet has a central illustration of a colour lithograph. This is a full length illustration of a gentleman in checked trousers, a short fitted black jacket and a white, wide collared shirt. He also wears a pale pink bow tie, shiny black top hat and spats. He is carrying yellow gloves in his left hand and a delicate cane in his right.

Both sides of the inner cover are printed with the lyrics for the song. The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day's 'Newest Comic Songs'.

A heading at the top of the front sheet indicates that the song was 'encored nightly in Mr. Robert Reece's Burlesque Drama Forty Thieves' and was also sung by Mr. Harry Monkhouse.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Printed ink on paper
Brief description
Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for I'm getting to be a big boy now, published by Francis Bros. & Day, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Printed inner sheets from the sheet music for I'm getting to be a big boy now. Both sides of the sheets are printed with music for piano and voice.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.2cm
  • Width: 25.3cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Literary referenceI'm getting to be a big boy now
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for I'm getting to be a big boy now written by Harry Nicholls, composed by Amere Stripling and sung with immense success by Herbert Campbell. It was published by Francis Bros. & Day in London.

The front sheet has a central illustration of a colour lithograph. This is a full length illustration of a gentleman in checked trousers, a short fitted black jacket and a white, wide collared shirt. He also wears a pale pink bow tie, shiny black top hat and spats. He is carrying yellow gloves in his left hand and a delicate cane in his right.

Both sides of the inner cover are printed with the lyrics for the song. The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day's 'Newest Comic Songs'.

A heading at the top of the front sheet indicates that the song was 'encored nightly in Mr. Robert Reece's Burlesque Drama Forty Thieves' and was also sung by Mr. Harry Monkhouse.
Other number
F153-1 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.196:2-1989

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Record createdMarch 31, 2010
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