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Two Framed Leaves From Calliope or English Harmony 1739 in Early Decoupage

Ref: HEA/Calliope / LA106524

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Description

Henry Roberts was an English engraver, printseller and music publisher operating from London in the 18th century. In 1739 he published a work called Calliope or English Harmony, which he described as:
A collection of the most celebrated English and Scots songs, neatly engraved and embellished with designs adapted to the subject of each song taken from the compositions of the best masters, in the most correct manner with the thorough bass and transpositions for the flute proper for all teachers, scholars, and lovers of musick; printed on a fine paper, on each side which renders the undertaking more complete than anything of the kind ever published.

The composer Thomas Arne lodged a Bill of Complaint with the Chancery in 1741, claiming that Henry Roberts and John Johnson had infringed his musical copyright by publishing some of his theatrical songs. The matter was settled out of court, the first known case of a composer asserting intellectual copyright.

These are both stupidly rare and unusual survivors hence the enlarged photographs. They are tinted and in hand cut and decorated decoupage mounts with original Georgian/Victorian silks etc The frames are later but the interiors are done by a lady of leisure how they survived ? Date given is for the Calliope publication.


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Heatons has clarified that the Two Framed Leaves From Calliope or English Harmony 1739 in Early Decoupage (HEA/Calliope / LA106524) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1739.

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There are numerous marks from old glue, one foxing blob,signs of age to paper mounts and a halo appearing to the music sheet but please try and find others

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