April Fools. Country Musicians Celebrating a Reginal Coronation, Dedicated to all Lovers of Social and Domestic Harmony.
Published for the Author by W. F. White, 14 Brownlow Street, Holborn. Performed in Anticipation at C____ April 1, 1821
Mezzotint with very large margins. Plate 114 x 268mm (4½ x 10½"). Spotting in the margins, slight creasing in image.
The group sing from a sheet titled 'On Sunday April 1821 to be sung by a select Band had down from London a Fine Coronation Anthem improved from Handel by J. Crammer.' Handel composed four anthems for the coronation of George II and Zadok the Priest has been used at all coronations since. John Crammer arranged the works of composers like Handel for small choirs.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 28205] £190.00