George Bickham

George Bickham (1706 - 1771) was an English etcher, engraver and print seller. He was one of the first English caricaturists, poking fun at politicians.

His light-hearted, lively style was perfect for illustrating music. In Georgian times, educated people loved entertaining guests with piano recitals. Do you recall the piano recital in the movie "Emma" ?

Bickam created a set of illustrated musical songs sheets called 'The Musical Entertainer'. He published it in parts between 1737 and 1739. Each music sheet had captivating illustration about the song.

Here are some of these charming musical sheets for you to choose from.

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