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Slide set: The artist and the musician (story: W. Rider & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1898)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Timothy Tompkins was a genius
Slide 2
He dreams of com[...] [...]ours
Slide 3
Signor Tempestuoso practi[...]
Slide 4
McDaub awakened by the strains
Slide 5
Tompkins still continues the harmony, much to the disgust of Dauber
Slide 6
And prepares for vengeance
Slide 7
A squirt through the wall
Slide 8
McDaub congratulates himself
Slide 9
The Si[...]  [...]om
Slide 10
He determines on revenge
Slide 11
The meeting in the Artist's studio
Slide 12
The Battle of [...] arts
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1898-1914 (item ref. 1123)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1898)
Person linked to this set

model: UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 01   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – most slides, as the artist

Reading or song

‘Music v. art’ in Optical lantern readings

Related slide sets

see also The artist and the musician (story: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1905)

see also The hostile neighbours (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

People appearing in slides

UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 01   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – slides 1, 4-8, 11-12

UNIDENTIFIED LIFE MODEL 03   (fl. 1890s-1900s) – slides 3, 9-12


The reading is entitled Music versus art, but the known slides carry title labels reading The artist and the musician.

The slide titles here are mainly taken from printed strips on the top edges of the known slides, but some are fragmentary or missing.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001390

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 July 2023

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