Arts Combined 2

As we continue with our musical theme, we find three pieces from a set of six in the folio.  The three arts combine to please the ear and the eye.  Lyrics by Charles Jefferys, J. T. Haines and Charles H Freeman are the basis for the songs composed by Charles W. Glover.  The words and music are adorned with stipple engravings by #FrancisHoll taken from drawings performed by T W Harland.

Mirth - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

Mirth – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

Simplicity - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

Simplicity – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

#LyricalBeauties was the compilation title and I have the first three from the set of six.  The stipple engravings are No. 1 Melancholy, No. 2 Mirth, No.3 Simplicity.  I am missing ‘Coquetry, Rusticity, and Contemplation.  Each piece was meant to convey a specific quality or feeling which is suppose to impart grace or beauty to the gentler sex.  The music is light and graceful and befits each specific sentiment displayed.  The poetry is of good quality but the drawings of T W Harland are possibly the most deserving of admiration along with the engravings made from them by Francis Holl.

Melancholy - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

Melancholy – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844

And so that you might enjoy the true quality of these engravings, I set here three close-ups of the ladies faces.  Wonderful technique and artistry can be seen in the finesse which these etchings display.

Mirth - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

Mirth – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

Simplicity - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

Simplicity – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

Melancholy - stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

Melancholy – stipple engraving by Francis Holl @ 1844 close-up

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