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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. mid to late nineteenth century (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for Trafalgar (It was a Glorious Victory!) written by William Lewis and composed by H.W. May. It was published by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet features a single central illustration. This shows a gentleman in a jacket, white shirt bow-tie and waistcoat. He has a peaked cap (resembling that worn as part of the Naval Uniform) and a carefully groomed moustache. It seems to be an image of the singer, of the song, Albert Rivers.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.

The song celebrates Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Lithograph
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Trafalgar (It was a Glorious Victory!) published by Francis, Day &Hunter, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Trafalgar (It was a Glorious Victory!). The front sheet features a single central illustration. This shows a gentleman in a jacket, white shirt bow-tie and waistcoat. He has a peaked cap (resembling that worn as part of the Naval Uniform) and a carefully groomed moustache.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceTrafalgar (It was a Glorious Victory!)
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for Trafalgar (It was a Glorious Victory!) written by William Lewis and composed by H.W. May. It was published by Francis, Day & Hunter.

The front sheet features a single central illustration. This shows a gentleman in a jacket, white shirt bow-tie and waistcoat. He has a peaked cap (resembling that worn as part of the Naval Uniform) and a carefully groomed moustache. It seems to be an image of the singer, of the song, Albert Rivers.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.

The song celebrates Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.
Other number
F153-58 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.226:1-1989

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Record createdApril 1, 2010
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