School of Art
Drawings and Water Colours / WD444
Danses Grotesques Pour Piano par Arthur H. Jackson
Ink on white wove paper, mounted on thick card
370 x 310 mm.
Probably a design for a title page of a musical publication. An inscription refers to "Stanley, Lucas, Weber & Co." who were publishers of music scores and song books active c.1870 to c.1900
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Illustration / cartoon for a musical publication / performance. Numerous caricatures and musical instruments embellishing calligraphy, mainly concentrated around the word 'DANSES'. Characters include male dancers, a soldier, three young women and a portrait? of Arthur H. Jackson? on an easel. Musical instruments include, violins, a double bass?, bagpipes, a triangle, a tin whistle?, a tambourine, a lyre, cymbals and a horn, the latter blowing out a music score. Text on image, 'DANSES GROTESQUES POUR PIANO PAR ARTHUR H. JACKSON', 'NO', on a fan held by a woman, 'PATTI', and, by the woman on a swing, 'BRANDON'