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Poster - A Comedy of Sighs
  • A Comedy of Sighs
    Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898
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A Comedy of Sighs

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (issued)

  • Date:

    1966 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (illustrator)
    Anthony d'Offay (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.442-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 62, box D

Physical description

Colour lithograph re-issue poster advertising productions which opened at the Avenue Theatre, London, 29 March 1894 (see E.289-1925). Showing a full-length portrait of a young woman, in three panels, the outer two having bright green spots, the centre being clear. Green text at the top of 'Avenue Theatre' above the cast lists and prices of each performance.

Place of Origin

England (issued)

Date

1966 (issued)

Artist/maker

Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent, born 1872 - died 1898 (illustrator)
Anthony d'Offay (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 75.6 cm, Width: 51 cm

Descriptive line

'A Comedy of Sighs by John Todhunter' and 'The Land of Heart's Desire'. Colour lithograph poster advertising productions which opened at the Avenue Theatre, London, 29 March 1894. Design by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, Great Britain, 1894. This is a re-issue by Anthony D’Offay, Great Britain, 1966.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Production Note

Re-issue of an original poster issued in 1894 (see E.289-1925).

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Woman; Theatre

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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