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My girl from the Gaiety Theatre

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
    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.896-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR23

This poster advertises a turn of the century theatrical production. As was often the case, this advertisement was produced using the colour printing proces, chromolithography. Bright colours were more likely to attract the attention of passers-by, leading them to read the poster and perhaps attend the performance.

Physical description

Illustration of two actors on a red & black background.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

chromolithograph

Dimensions

Height: 50.5 cm, Width: 76.3 cm

Descriptive line

Theatre poster. David Allen & Sons, printers.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Posters; Theatre

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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