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Ages Ago

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1869 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stannard & Son (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph with metal eyelets

  • Museum number:

    S.2521-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WE, shelf EXP

Advertising card for Ages Ago at the Royal Gallery of Illustration in November 1869. Printed in London by Stannard & Son.

Mr and Mrs German Reed presented theatre for a fashionable London audience. They described their venue as a ‘gallery’ and the show as an ‘entertainment’ to give it respectability. The operetta Ages Ago had music by Frederic Clay and a libretto by W.S. Gilbert, and was produced two years before Gilbert began his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan.

Physical description

Chromolithograph advertising card for Ages Ago, with a colour image showing the interior of a great hall and historical figures stepping out of the picture frames on the wall. Two metal eyelets are punched at the top edge.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1869 (printed)

Artist/maker

Stannard & Son (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph with metal eyelets

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 45.7 cm

Descriptive line

Advertising card for Ages Ago at the Royal Gallery of Illustration in November 1869. Printed in London by Stannard & Son

Labels and date

Mr and Mrs German Reed presented theatre for a fashionable London audience. They described their venue as a ‘gallery’ and the show as an ‘entertainment’ to give it respectability. The operetta Ages Ago had a libretto by W.S. Gilbert, and was produced two years before Gilbert began his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan. [16/08/2016]

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Metal

Techniques

Printing; Chromolithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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