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Harry Beard Collection

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

Outer cover of the sheet music for There isn't many wives like mine published by Francis, Day &Hunter, London in circa 1896. The song was sung and composed by Harry Randall.

The front sheet features a series of illustrations showing the actions that the wife takes to save money. Each colour lithograph shows a woman dressed in a pale blue and red spotted skirt, patched and dirt. She wears a white blouse and apron and her hair is fastened up with a clothes peg. The largest illustration is of a gentleman, with his left arm outstretched. He is dressed in dark trousers, a brown checked waistcoat, pale red waistcoat and bowtie. A bowler hat and a wooden cane complete his outfit.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Specialities', 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 There isn't many wives like mine published by Francis, Day &Hunter, circa 1896, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for There isn't many wives like mine. The front sheet features a series of illustrations showing the actions that the wife takes to save money. Each colour lithograph shows a woman dressed in a pale blue and red spotted skirt, patched and dirt. She wears a white blouse and apron and her hair is fastened up with a clothes peg. The largest illustration is of a gentleman, with his left arm outstretched. He is dressed in dark trousers, a brown checked waistcoat, pale red waistcoat and bowtie. A bowler hat and a wooden cane complete his outfit.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Specialities', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Width: 25.5cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Marks and inscriptions
J.D.H (Purple ink mark on the bottom right hand corner)
Subject depicted
Literary referenceThere isn't many wives like mine
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for There isn't many wives like mine published by Francis, Day &Hunter, London in circa 1896. The song was sung and composed by Harry Randall.

The front sheet features a series of illustrations showing the actions that the wife takes to save money. Each colour lithograph shows a woman dressed in a pale blue and red spotted skirt, patched and dirt. She wears a white blouse and apron and her hair is fastened up with a clothes peg. The largest illustration is of a gentleman, with his left arm outstretched. He is dressed in dark trousers, a brown checked waistcoat, pale red waistcoat and bowtie. A bowler hat and a wooden cane complete his outfit.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Specialities', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Other number
F153-47 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.225:1-1989

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Record createdApril 1, 2010
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