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Song of the Stone Drums

Xianyu Shu was a northerner who, at about the age of thirty, moved south, eventually settling in Hangzhou. There, he impressed his southern friends with his calligraphy, connoisseurship, and "heroic" northern s... more

Prose Poem on Fishing Attributed to Song Yu

Poet, calligrapher, and bon vivant, Zhu Yunming was one of the most prominent and colorful literary figures of the Ming period. Except for a brief official career as a magistrate in Guangdong Province from 1515... more

Song of One Year

Tang Yin (Chinese, 1470–1524) Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Two seated angels, arms around one another, the one on the left looking down at a song book, from The Angels' Concert

Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)

Two seated angels, facing left, reading from a song book, from The Angels' Concert

After Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)

Two seated angels, facing left, reading from a song book, from The Angels' Concert

Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)

A Song of Unending Sorrow

Konoe Nobutada (Japanese, 1565–1614) Momoyama period (1573–1615)

Krishna Revels with the Gopis: Page from a Dispersed Gita Govinda (Song of the Cowherds)

A girl with curving hips, bending to whisper in his ear, Cherishes her kiss on her lover’s tingling cheek. Hari revels here as the crowd of charming girls Revels in seducing him to play. —Gita Govinda, canto ... more

Landscapes after Song and Yuan masters

Lan Ying was a breaker of boundaries. Dong Qichang and his cohort, the leading tastemakers of Lan’s day, tended to look down upon painters who relied on virtuoso skill and flashy brushwork, preferring directnes... more

Landscapes in the Manner of Song and Yuan Masters

Yun Shouping was a member of the close circle of artists that made up the early Qing Orthodox movement. A protege of the "Four Wangs," he gained their admiration for the sensitivity of his brush handling, which... more

printing press from "A Paraphrase on the Song of the Three Children. In irregular stanzas. [By Mark Le Pla. Edited by Edmund Massey.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000003 from "A Paraphrase on the Song of the Three Children. In irregular stanzas. [By Mark Le Pla. Edited by Edmund Massey.]". The title and subject terms of this image have... more

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of Great Britain : To the tune of, Caesar and Pompey were both of the horned / / by H. Howard.

A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... more

Wilkes, and Liberty--A New Song

A broadside comprising an engraving printed above two columns of verse in letterpress. The former represents two groups; in one the Earl of Bute, armed with a dagger, tears away the robe of the fainting Britann... more

Britania [sic] and her daughter - a song

Print shows Britannia standing on the left poised with her spear and shield for battle, on the right America (represented by a female Native with feathered headdress) is standing between a Spaniard and a French... more

Parents Teaching Their Daughter a Song

Abraham van Strij (Dutch, Dordrecht 1753–1826 Dordrecht)

Anacreontick's in full song / Js. Gillray, invt. & fect.

Eight elderly topers with pipes and glasses surround a small oblong table, on which are punch-bowl, wine-glasses, tobacco, &c. All are much caricatured; some sing, a parson sleeps, a dog howls... (George)

The Last Song ("El aria final")

Leonardo Alenza y Nieto (Spanish, Madrid 1807–1845 Madrid)

The Year's First Song of the Cuckoo at Tsukudajima

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a "Patriotic Song. Written, to be sung at Baltimore during the Young Men's Whig Convention" of May 1840. The composer is identified as "a Pennsylvanian." The illustration, l... more

The National Whig Song, by William Hayden

Music cover illustrated with head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison.

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C.

"Get off the track!" A song for emancipation, sung by The Hutchinsons, . . .

An illustrated sheet music cover for an abolitionist song composed by Jesse Hutchinson, Jr. The song is dedicated to antislavery editor Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, "As a mark of esteem for his intrepidity in the ... more

"The Soldier's Tear- Old Song"

Charles Samuel Keene (British, Hornsey, Middlesex 1823–1891 London)

The fugitive's song

A sheet music cover illustrated with a portrait of prominent black abolitionist Frederick Douglass as a runaway slave. Douglass flees barefoot from two mounted pursuers who appear across the river behind him w... more

The flag of our union, a national song

A patriotic allegory illustrating the cover of sheet music for a song composed by William Vincent Wallace with words by George P. Morris. The theme of the indissoluble union of North and South is evoked here, ... more

Katy Darling A favorite song / / J. H. Bufford's Lith., Boston.

Print showing title page illustration with man looking sadly at grave of "Katy Darling."

portrait from "The Escape, or, Loiterings amid the Scenes of Story and Song"

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "The Escape, or, Loiterings amid the Scenes of Story and Song". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the B... more

United States Military Academy: Song of the Graduates

After James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)

Uncle Sam, an American song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song "written and sung by Mr. Howard Paul, in his comic & musical entertainment 'Patch Work.'" Uncle Sam here is a young man in a wide-brimmed hat and patchwork jacket. He... more

Graduating song, class of 1855 / lith. of Sarony & Co., N.Y.

Sheet music cover showing two West Point cadets standing by tree, with building and Hudson River in background.

Our land a national song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song by George W. Babcock (Thomas Comer, composer) and dedicated to Samuel R. Spinney, Esq. The design shows Columbia or American Liberty (center) wearing a gorgon's head... more

America. A national song

An allegorical illustration on the cover of a patriotic song, dedicated to the "National Guards of Philadelphia." A pronouncedly decollete Columbia or Liberty figure sits astride a bald eagle which flies over t... more

Song of the Union by a Pennsylvanian . . .

A sheet music cover for a song by John M. Crosland, dedicated to President Buchanan. The cover is illustrated with an array of emblems, many of them symbolizing threats to the integrity of the Union. A bust of ... more

The Palmetto State song

An illustrated cover for sheet music celebrating the South Carolina state convention on December 20, 1860, where an ordinance of secession was passed unanimously, thereby severing the state's ties with the Unio... more