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Flageolet player, Colinet, 10th January 1844 / Thomas Wingate (attrib.)
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Flageolet player, Colinet, 10th January 1844 / Thomas Wingate (attrib.)
1 pencil drawing on paper: b&w ; 7.6 x 5.2 cm.
Titled and dated in pencil on image lower right: Colinet / 10th Jany 1844. Titled in pencil on page below image: Flageolet player
This very small pencil sketch is pasted in on page 23 of a leather-bound folio album containing 62 sketches and watercolours and 33 early photographs, many signed by or attributable to Thomas Wingate (1807-69), former British army officer and second husband of Eleanor Terry nee Rouse (1813-1898).
The subject of the sketch is Monsieur Hubert Collinet, a French flageolet virtuoso, whose name appears in British newspaper reports of concerts (often spelled Colinet) from the1820s to the 1840s, with some final appearances in 1856. In early January 1844 Collinet played at a series of 'Musard Concerts' in the Waterloo Hall in Glasgow. In late January and early February he himself arranged a series of concerts in the Glasgow Assembly Rooms which were advertised as being 'concerts a la Musard'. In late January 1844 he also performed in a series of Teetotal Concerts at the City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow.
Wingate made this sketch while he was stationed at Glasgow from April 1843 to November 1844, on detachment from his regiment, the 2nd or Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot. [MM, June 2017]
The Miriam & Ian Hamilton Collection
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC PIC 2015/3: Wingate album
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