Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures

Method Etching with hand colouring
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [c.1800]
Dimensions Image 148 x 178 mm
Notes Caricature of a young lady playing a square piano for a potential suitor who covers his ears at the sound while the lady's mother is listening in admiration.

Inscriptions from left to right: 'Ah! Le diable!!' (above the man's head), 'Softly sweet in Lydian measures' (above the young woman's head who is playing the piano), 'There's judgement! There's wood notes wild! My Daughter will be the admiration of Tooley Street' (above the mother's head).

'Softly Sweet in Lydian measures' is a soprano song from George Friederic Handel's ode 'Alexander's Feast' which he composed circa 1736.

'Tooley Street' is a road in central and south London and runs along the London and Tower Bridge.

Condition: Trimmed to image.
Framing mounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 42896