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  George Loring Brown   (1814-1889)

 
  BLUE'S QUICK STEP, 1836. Signed in the stone, "G. L. Brown, Invt." Brown drew this charming military scene for Moore's (the successor to Pendleton) Lithography, Boston, to illustrate a sheet music cover, whose complete title is: "The Blue's Quick Step, as performed by the Boston Brass Band, Composed & repectfully dedicated to Capt. James Hunt, Officers and Members of the Light Infantry Company Winslow Blues/ by John Holloway." Published in Boston by John Ashton, 197 Washington St. Many of the finest American artists of the 19th century, such as Winslow Homer and Fitzhugh Lane, began their careers making illustrations for commercial lithography firms, and sheet music covers are an excellent source of early work by these artists. This is in fine condition and still has the sheet music.
 
 
  Lithograph: image, 7 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches; with lettering, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. $350.
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