Welcoming in the Year of the Dog
This striking portrait of a dog is from “The black and tan polka”, just one piece from the important collection of 19th century sheet music at Rouse Hill House & Farm.
Nicole Forsyth, who is currently studying the music collection, tells us that this piece of music belonged to one of the Terry family, who lived in a house called 'The Lilacs' at Ashfield when they purchased this music.
Perhaps they had a black and tan dog just like the one on the cover?
The music sounds just like a dog trotting along.