Title page for Handel's Acis and Galatea engraved by J. Beale with fine vignette engraving by L. Taylor after a drawing by Thomas Uwins titled "Dance & Sport the Hours Away." DANCE - 19th Century - English.
Title page for Handel's Acis and Galatea engraved by J. Beale with fine vignette engraving by L. Taylor after a drawing by Thomas Uwins titled "Dance & Sport the Hours Away."

Title page for Handel's Acis and Galatea engraved by J. Beale with fine vignette engraving by L. Taylor after a drawing by Thomas Uwins titled "Dance & Sport the Hours Away."

London: Button & Whitaker, [ca. 1810]. Image size 277 x 195 mm, sheet size ca. 348 x 243 mm.

The print depicts a group of male and female figures performing a round dance in the woods to music played on the flute by a male figure seated in right foreground.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn, creased, and foxed; minor dampstain to upper right blank corner.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31923

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