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Poster - The Geisha

The Geisha

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David Allen & Sons 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.717-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white checker-board frame decorated with stars and octagons. 3 images within: in the top left, a landscape scene with flowers and a windign stream; in the top left, a scroll bearing Japanese calligraphy. The lagest image, occupying 3/4 of the sheet, depicts Geisha girls in kimonos. All are playing musical instruments.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1897 (made)

Artist/maker

David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Mr Morell's & Mr Mouillot's Co./ IN THE JAPANESE OPERA

DAVID ALLEN & SONS LTD/ LONDON. BELFAST/ MANCHESTER. HARROW/ COPYRIGHT RESG.

[Japanese characters]

The Geisha/ From DALY'S THEATRE LONDON

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 51 cm

Descriptive line

Poster for 'The Geisha' from Daly's Theatre, London. Mr. Morell's and Mr. Mouillot's Company in the Japanese Opera. UK, ca. 1897.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Actors; Kimono; Theatre

Categories

Prints; Stage costumes; Performance art; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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