London. Published by I.Alfred Novello, Music Seller to their Royal H.sses the Dukes of Cambridge & Glo'ster. 67, Frith Street Soho Square.
Engraving. Plate 280 x 217mm. 11 x 8½". Slight rubbing.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Little is acutally known about Purcell, even the pronunciation of his name is disputed by musicians and historians alike. As a chorister at the Chapel Royal, he sung at the coronation of King Charles II; until his voice broke when he became assistant to the organ-builider John Hingson, who was keeper of wind instruments to the King. From Westminster School and his assistantship at the abbey he went on in 1679 to take Blow's position as organist, which Blow resigned in favour of his pupil, Purcell.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus. NPG: D30449.
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