A little music, or, The delights of harmony [graphic] / Gillray inv.

Published/Created:
[London]
[s.n.]
[1810?]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple, hand-colored, on wove paper ; sheet 169 x 233 mm.
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Date of publication from unverified data from local card catalog record.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xii.
Abstract:
"A young woman plays the piano (right) with painful intentness, and sings, as does the man who holds open her music-book, inscribed 'On Rosy Bed by Tinckling Billy'. A middle-aged military officer stands full face playing the flute. A fat elderly 'cit' sleeps in an arm-chair (left); his wig has fallen off and his legs rest on another chair. Behind him a very obese man and an ugly and over-dressed woman with a grotesquely thin neck sing from the same piece of music: 'On Rosy Bed'. He warms his back at a blazing fire; the feathers in her hair are alight in one of the candles on the chimney-piece. A small boy blows a toy trumpet, a dog howls and a cat miaows, standing on an open music-book inscribed 'Water Part ....' Chinese figures on the chimney-piece and the lintel of the door represent comic musicians playing different instruments."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Delights of harmony
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Topics:
Cats
Children
Dogs
Figurines
Musical instruments
Musicians
Pianos
Sconces
Singing
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- 1810
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1810
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
810.00.00.72
Orbis Record:
9171762
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11263
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10964659
PID:
digcoll:974105