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Poster - The Gay Parisienne

The Gay Parisienne

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1894-1896 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stafford & Co. Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.719-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box E

The Gay Parisienne, a musical comedy by George Dance and composed by Ernest Vousden, was first produced at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, on 1 October 1894. It then toured throughout England and Scotland.

Physical description

Six young women dressed in plumed hats, fitted suits and bloomers, stand smoking cigarettes in a semi circle. Each stands next to a bicycle. In the centre is an appalled elderly woman exclaiming 'Oh you dreadful girls!'.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1894-1896 (made)

Artist/maker

Stafford & Co. Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

The Gay Parisienne by George Dance

"Oh You Dreadful Girls!"
below image, in red

Stafford & Co./ 1833 Netherfield Nottm
lower right corner

PRETTY SONGS, PRETTY DANCES, PRETTY FACES, PRETTY DRESSES, PRETTY EVERYTHING.
along lower margin

Theatre Royal,/ High Street, Chatham./ Monday 24 August/ For 6 nights/ Matinee, Wednesday, August 26th at 2.30/ The Gay Parisienne
insert attached to upper right

Dimensions

Height: 51.2 cm, Width: 76.2 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising 'The Gay Parisienne' by George Dance at the Theatre Royal, Chatham. Matinee ticket attached. UK, ca. 1900

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Theatre

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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