The Geisha

Poster
ca. 1897 (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

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chromolithograph
Brief Description
Poster for 'The Geisha' from Daly's Theatre, London. Mr. Morell's and Mr. Mouillot's Company in the Japanese Opera. UK, ca. 1897.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.2cm
  • Width: 51cm
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
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
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Other Number
LS.1842 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.717-2004

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record createdOctober 20, 2004
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