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“Tell Me Mary How To Woo Thee” Sung By Armes E. Beaumont

c1868. Sheet music in letterpress with albumen paper photograph laid down on cover, illegible signature in ink upper right, 13.5 x 10.2cm (photograph), 33 x 26cm (paper).Slight foxing, creases, minor tear to right edge of sheet music, minor creases to photograph.

Text reads “Newly edited and arranged by C.E. Horsley. J.R. Clarke, 23 Hunter Street, Sydney. J.A. Engel, Printer. [Music by] C.A. Hodson.”

The photograph is a portrait of Edward (Armes) Beaumont (1842-1913), a British opera singer who arrived in Melbourne in 1848. He made his first public performance in 1861 as solo tenor in Handel’s Messiah. In 1867 Beaumont lost an eye in a shooting accident which left him dangerously ill: his recovery was aided by a benefit concert. He later went on to join the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society. Ref: ADB.

Item #CL181-58

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

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