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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. 1910 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for Oh! Chantecler (A Married Man's Lament) written and composed by Frank Wood. Published by Francis, Day & Hunter, circa 1910.

The front sheet features a single colour illustration. This illustration combines a cartoon sketch with a photograph. The photograph is of a male face (possibly that of the song's singer, Bernard Russell). His head has been placed on the body of a cockerel dressed in a blue jacket, red waistcoat and brown trousers with an exaggerated belly.

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

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Lithography
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Oh! Chantecler (A Married Man's Lament) published by Francis, Day &Hunter, circa 1910, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Oh! Chantecler (A Married Man's Lament). The front sheet features a single colour illustration. This illustration combines a cartoon sketch with a photograph. The photograph is of a male face (possibly that of the song's singer, Bernard Russell). His head has been placed on the body of a cockerel dressed in a blue jacket, red waistcoat and brown trousers with an exaggerated belly.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Vocal Successes', 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 Oh! Chantecler (A Married Man's Lament) written and composed by Frank Wood. Published by Francis, Day & Hunter, circa 1910.

The front sheet features a single colour illustration. This illustration combines a cartoon sketch with a photograph. The photograph is of a male face (possibly that of the song's singer, Bernard Russell). His head has been placed on the body of a cockerel dressed in a blue jacket, red waistcoat and brown trousers with an exaggerated belly.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Vocal Successes', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song.
Other number
F153-73 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.217:1-1989

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Record createdApril 1, 2010
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