World’s Best Music (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover, World's Best Music]

Title: World’s Best Music

Author: Johnson, Helen Kendrik (Ed.)

City: New York

Date: 1900

Total items: 14

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Music: detail: cherub with violin]

Music: detail: cherub with violin

In this detail taken from Music, a naked boy, a cherub or putti, sits on a rose briar (or a hydrangea maybe, which would be less painful); he is entirely naked, and has feathered wings. He plays the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Music]


A lady plays a 16-stringed sitar or guitar, or more likely a chitarrone; she is sitting by a rosebush wearing a white dress, and plays from music. Behind her a cherub plays the violin; he is naked and has wings. I have also made a separate image with just the cherub. [more...] [$]

[picture: Romantic and Atmospheric Graveyard]

Romantic and Atmospheric Graveyard

Tombstones sit in long grass under a spreading tree. There is also a tomb visible, as well as a number of graves. [$]

[picture: Front Cover, World's Best Music]

Front Cover, World’s Best Music

A marbled cover with quarter-leather binding. There are some moiré effects in some sizes because of the interaction between the textured boards of the book and the digital images. [more...] [$]

[picture: Edward Bulwer, (Lord Lytton.)]

Edward Bulwer, (Lord Lytton.)

Edwars, Bulwer, Lord Lytton, who wrote these dainty lines, was an historian and a poet, although preeminent as a novelist; being author of about twenty romances. He wrote a few plays, among which is “Lady of Lyons,” one of the favorites of the stage. He was born in May, [...] [more...] [$]

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These illustrations are from The World’s Best Music: Famous Songs and Those Who Made Them edited by Helen Kendrick Johnson, Frederic Dean, Reginald DeKoven and Gerrit Smith, Vol I, The University Society, New York, 1900.

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