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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca.1899 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him written by Edgar Bateman, composed by George Le Brunn and sung by Arthur Reece. It was published in London by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with a series of colour lithographs. The central illustration is a full length image of a gentleman in a brown suit, long black jacket, bowler hat and white shirt. He has his hands in his pockets. He is surrounded by three circular illustrations, each of which are captioned and feature well known personalities of the mid to late Victorian era, referred to in the song. They are General Kitchener (1850-1916), Lord Charles Beresford (1846-1919), and Lord Salisbury (1830-1903).

The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'. The inside cover of this sheet 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 There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him, published by Francis, Day & Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him. The front sheet is illustrated with a series of colour lithographs. The central illustration is a full length image of a gentleman in a brown suit, long black jacket, bowler hat and white shirt. He has his hands in his pockets. He is surrounded by three circular illustrations, each of which are captioned and feature well known personalities of the mid to late Victorian era, referred to in the song (General Kitchener, Lord Charles Beresford and Lord Salisbury).
The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'. The inside cover of this sheet is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Width: 25.3cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceThere's always 'alf-a-pint of beer for him'
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for There's Always 'Alf-a-Pint of Beer for Him written by Edgar Bateman, composed by George Le Brunn and sung by Arthur Reece. It was published in London by Francis, Day &Hunter.

The front sheet is illustrated with a series of colour lithographs. The central illustration is a full length image of a gentleman in a brown suit, long black jacket, bowler hat and white shirt. He has his hands in his pockets. He is surrounded by three circular illustrations, each of which are captioned and feature well known personalities of the mid to late Victorian era, referred to in the song. They are General Kitchener (1850-1916), Lord Charles Beresford (1846-1919), and Lord Salisbury (1830-1903).

The back sheet has a list of Francis & Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs'. The inside cover of this sheet is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Other number
F153-55 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.224:1-1989

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Record createdMarch 31, 2010
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