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Print - Scene from Zitella!

Scene from Zitella!

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1874 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on green card with brass hanging ring at top centre edge

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.1260-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print depicting a scene from Zitella!, as staged at the Royal Polytechnic and originally published in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, August 29th 1874.

Physical description

Print depicting a scene from Zitella!, originally published in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, August 29th 1874. The print which is printed on a pale green ground and has a circular brass ring attached to the top centre, features an image of garden or courtyard filled with columns which are interspersed with foliage and pots. A male and female figure are positioned in the foreground, the woman, on the left is facing the viewer, her right hand is upraised as if in surprised, her left is by her side, a fan suspended from her wrist. Both she, and the man who stands in profile to her right as wearing costumes inspired by the fashions of the late sixteenth century. The man's gaze is directed towards the background of the image where another female figure is shown floating just above the ground, a staff, with a star on the top in her right hand, and her left hand pointing to the sky.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

1874 (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on green card with brass hanging ring at top centre edge

Dimensions

Height: 23.7 cm approximately, Width: 29.9 cm approximately

Object history note

Acquired for the Enthoven Collection from Alec Clunes Bookshops, along with two collections of 19th century playbills and assorted theatrical engravings, pamphlets and caricatures (RF1959/1915; Nominal file: MA/1/C1837).

Descriptive line

Print depicting a scene from Zitella!, originally published in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, August 29th 1874

Materials

Printing ink; Card; Brass

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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