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The Auriol Polka.
The Auriol Polka. Composed by Charles Matthews, and Respectfully Dedicated by express Permission to Mademoiselle Francesca Auriol.
[Anon., c.1850]
London, Published by Duncombe & Moon, 17 Holborn opposite Furnival's Inn.
Rare aquatint. 340 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼). Slightly trimmed on left.
Music cover for a polka named in honour of the dancer Francisca (or Francesca) Auriol (1829-62). Auriol, daughter of the famed French clown Jean Baptiste Auriol, made her London debut in 1847 as a second dancer at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. She married British dancing clown Richard Flexmore and made a career dancing with him around Europe, with particular success with their 'Dancing Scotsman' of 1854.
[Ref: 53234]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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''Blow wind and crack your cheeks!''.
''Blow wind and crack your cheeks!''. King Lear, Act 3 Sc.1.
G.E. Madeley lith. 3 Wellington St. Strand.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 150 x 90mm (6 x 3¾"). Narrow left margin with binding marks.
A stout man sweats profusely as he plays a bassoon, his cheeks distended with the effort of blowing.
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The Musical Group.
The Musical Group.
Hogarth.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Mezzotint with etching. Sheet 180 x 165mm (7 x 6½"), 18th century watermark. Trimmed to plate, small tears entering image.
A reversed copy of Hogarth's ''Chorus of Singers'', the subscription ticket for "A Midnight Modern Conversation", with seventeen men and boys rehearsing. A few details have been changed: for example one of the sheets reads 'An Ode for New Years Day' rather than the oratorio.
BM Satire 1971.
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Ce qu'on dit et ce qu'on pense. Je donnerais trois operas pour avoir fait votre romance.
Ce qu'on dit et ce qu'on pense. Je donnerais trois operas pour avoir fait votre romance. [What we say and what we think. I would give three operas to have written your romance.]
Lith de Gihaut Frères.
chez Gihaut Frères éditeurs [n.d., c.1830].
Fine coloured lithograph. Printed area 180 x 150mm (7 x 6") with wide margins.
Two man stand talking in a music room with instruments.
[Ref: 53397]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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