Orlando Dando, the Volunteer

Poster
ca. 1898 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Walter Alfred Slaughter (1860-1908) was a composer of comic opera and musical comedies in Victorian England. His most notable successes included his production collaborations with Basil Hood (1864-1917), as in this musical 'Orlando Dando, the Volunteer'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithograph
Brief Description
Poster for 'Orlando Dando, the Volunteer' by Basil Hood and Walter Slaughter. Milton Bode's Company. Cast taking curtain call. UK, ca. 1898.
Physical Description
Cast taking curtain call: eleven actresses with flowers in their hair, wearing togas attended by three ornately dressed boys in red, gold and green uniforms. In the foreground, seven elderly men in formal dress (with monocles and top hats) bow in admiration. A bouquet of flowers is laid at the actresses' feet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.9cm
  • Width: 72.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Orlando Dando the Volunteer/ By/ Basil Hood/ And/ Walter Slaughter/ Milton Bode's Company/ David Allen & Sons Ltd Harrow/ London. Belfast. Manchester. (Copyright Resd.)
  • Birmingham: (in black on red, truncated along upper margin)
  • D.D.F. (unclear from printing whether artist's initials are D.D.F. or D.D.J.)
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
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
Walter Alfred Slaughter (1860-1908) was a composer of comic opera and musical comedies in Victorian England. His most notable successes included his production collaborations with Basil Hood (1864-1917), as in this musical 'Orlando Dando, the Volunteer'.
Other Number
LS.1843 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.718-2004

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record createdOctober 14, 2004
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