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

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Title
Thomas Cahusac, junior, 1756-after 1813
Contributor Names
William E. Gray, London (pht)
Subject Headings
-  Photograph
Notes
-  Signed: l. l.: (on miniature painting) [J M?] 1800
-  Inscription: 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.
-  Provenance: Arthur F. Hill, London, Nov. 1935.
-  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.
-  Condition: Good condition.
Form
photograph
Extent
Photograph of a miniature portrait that appears to date to 1800. Sheet: 7 x 5 9/16 inches (17.7 x 14.2 cm.)
Repository
Music Division
LC Classification
Box Number: C
Online Format
image
Description
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. photograph | Photograph of a miniature portrait that appears to date to 1800. Sheet: 7 x 5 9/16 inches (17.7 x 14.2 cm.) | Signed: l. l.: (on miniature painting) [J M?] 1800 Inscription: 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. Provenance: Arthur F. Hill, London, Nov. 1935. 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. Condition: Good condition. Photograph (Form).
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