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Farewell to the exhibition

Music
ca. late 19th century - early 20th century (published), 1851 (performed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Front cover of music sheet for Farewell to the Exhibition, an air with variations for the piano-forte, composed by Ferdinand Sommer. Performed before the Royal Family at the Crystal Palace on 14 October 1851. Illustrated with scene of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with two of their children, attending the performance.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printing ink on paper
Brief Description
Front cover of music sheet for Farewell to the Exhibition, an air with variations for the piano-forte, composed by Ferdinand Sommer, published in London ca. late 19th century - early 20th century.
Physical Description
Front cover of music sheet for Farewell to the Exhibition, composed by Ferdinand Sommer, published in London. Illustrated in black and white with scene of the concert given before the royal family on the 14th October 1851. Illustration features Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with two of their children on the right hand side and a brass player on the left hand side.

Front cover only.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33.6cm
  • Width: 24.1cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Farewell to the Exhibition / air with variations for the piano-forte / Performed by command before / Her most gracious Majesty / Prince Albert and the Royal Family / on the Sommerphone in the Crystal Palace / on the 14th October 1851, by / Ferdinand Sommer / London Jewell and Letchford music publishers and piano forte makers, 17 Soho Square' (Printed on front cover.)
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Literary ReferenceFarewell to the Exhibition
Summary
Front cover of music sheet for Farewell to the Exhibition, an air with variations for the piano-forte, composed by Ferdinand Sommer. Performed before the Royal Family at the Crystal Palace on 14 October 1851. Illustrated with scene of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with two of their children, attending the performance.
Other Numbers
  • PPUK 1578 - PeoplePlay UK number
  • VADAR 2006AG8946
Collection
Accession Number
S.201-2012

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record createdMarch 14, 2012
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