En 1795, Op.52 (O'Kelly, Joseph)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. O'Kelly, n.d.(ca.1876). Plate A.O.K.316.
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General Information

Work Title En 1795
Alternative. Title Intermède-gavotte
Composer O'Kelly, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52
Key G major
First Publication. ca.1876
Dedication à Monsieur Jules Goupil
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

The title of this piece is derived from the painting 'En 1795', by the dedicatee of this piece, the French artist Jules-Adolphe Goupil (1839-83), who specialised in genre and history paintings, particularly of the period of the French Revolution. A engraving of 'En 1795' appears on the cover page of this score. The painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1875, where it won a first-class medal, and was reproduced in the journal 'l'Univers illustré' in 1876. It depicts a lady in a very elaborate costume including a large hat.