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The Coster's Mansion

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

Front cover of music sheet for The Coster's Mansion, or Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is!, written by Will Fieldhouse and composed by George Le Brunn, sung by Gus Elen, ca. 1899. Published in London and New York. Illustrated in colour with lithograph by H.G. Banks.
Front cover only.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • The Coster's Mansion (assigned by artist)
  • Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is! (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Printing ink on paper
Brief description
Front cover of music sheet for The Coster's Mansion, or Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is!, written by Will Fieldhouse and composed by George Le Brunn, ca. 1899.
Physical description
Front cover of music sheet for The Coster's Mansion, or Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is!, written by Will Fieldhouse and composed by George Le Brunn.
Illustrated in colour. Foreground features full-length portrait of gentleman wearing brown trousers and vest top; background features a woman with three children; a dog and a monkey are also visible.
Front cover only.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.1cm
  • Width: 23.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'This song may be sung in public / without fee or licence, except at / Music Halls and Variety Theatres / The Coster's Mansion / or, Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is! / written by Will Fieldhouse / Chorus / If yer wants to see me dining-room or step into me parlour, / Or me orfice where I contracts all my biz; If yer wants to see me bedroom, or the place we calls the larder, / Why, you'e only got to stop just where you is. / Composed by George Le Brunn, / Sung by Gus Elen / Price 4/= / Copyright / London: Francis, Day & Hunter, 142 Charing Cross Road (Oxford Street End,) / Publishers of Smallwood's Celebrated Pianoforte Tutor, Smallwood's 55 Melodious Exercises, Ect. / New York: T.B. Harms & Co. 18 East 22nd Street / Copyright MDCCCXCIX in the United States of America, by Francis, Day & Hunter / H.G. Banks Lith.' (Printed on front cover.)
  • '[Ronald Ross] (Handwritten in pencil on front cover, top right.)
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Subject depicted
Literary references
  • The Coster's Mansion
  • Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is!
Summary
Front cover of music sheet for The Coster's Mansion, or Yo'uve only got to stop just where you is!, written by Will Fieldhouse and composed by George Le Brunn, sung by Gus Elen, ca. 1899. Published in London and New York. Illustrated in colour with lithograph by H.G. Banks.
Front cover only.
Other numbers
  • PPUK 233 - PeoplePlay UK number
  • VADAR 2006AH6371
Collection
Accession number
S.153-2012

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Record createdMarch 1, 2012
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