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Photo, Print, Drawing Thomas Cahusac, junior, 1756-after 1813

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  • Thomas Cahusac, junior, 1756-after 1813


  • William E. Gray, London photographer

Created / Published

  • 1928.


  • Photographs


  • -  l. l.: (on miniature painting) [J M?] 1800.
  • -  Verso: u. c. (in pencil) From Arthur F. Hill, Nov. 1935; u. r. (in pencil) 118; u. c. (in typescript) Thomas Cahusac of the Strand, Music Sellers, / who carried on business in the Strand, married / Ann, a daughter of Benjamin Banks of Salisbury. / Photograph of a silhouette in the possession / of Mrs Banks of 2, Greycoat House, Greycoat / Place, S. W. / May 31st/28; center: (in pencil) 60723; center: (in pencil) Born ? / Died May 18, 1798 / See Kidson / "Was in business as early as 1755" / Leading maker of Flutes and Violins; l. l.: (stamp with coat of arms and logo of photographer) BY APPOINTMENT / TO H. M. THE KING / WILLIAM E GRAY, / 92, Queen's Rd. Bayswater, W. / Fine Art Photographer.
  • -  Miniature oval portrait painting in a wide wooden(?) frame. At top center of frame is a carved metal leaf and acorn with metal ring attached. Cahusac, viewed half-length, is seen in profile, facing left, his hair tied with ribbon at nape of neck.
  • -  This is a modern photographic print of a miniature painting. Given the 1800 date that appears on the miniature at the lower left, this must be Thomas Cahusac, junior, a wind instrument maker, born in 1756, who was active in London from about 1780-1814. It was Thomas junior who married the daughter of Benjamin Banks in 1780. Thomas Cahusac, senior, was born in 1714 and died 18 May 1798. He was a wind instrument maker and maker of other musical instruments. He and his sons, Thomas junior, and William Maurice, were in partnership on the Strand from about 1794. After the father's death in 1798, the sons continued in partnership until about 1800 when the partnership was dissolved (per Langwill). Thus, the typed inscription on the verso of the photograph seems to combine the biographies of Thomas Cahusac senior and Thomas Cahusac junior.
  • -  Provenance: Arthur F. Hill, London, Nov. 1935.
  • -  Location: Box C.
  • -  Record created through migration from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia Database.


  • Photograph of a miniature portrait that appears to date to 1800. Sheet: 7 x 5 9/16 inches (17.7 x 14.2 cm.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML30.4

Source Collection

  • Dayton C. Miller flute collection, 1880-2000


  • c-Music Dayton C. Miller flute collection

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023870708

Online Format

  • image

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Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

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The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

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The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

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William E. Gray, London Photographer. Thomas Cahusac, junior, -after 1813. , 1928. Photograph.

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