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Caricature - Felix Aylmer and Margaret Lockwood in <i>Spider's Web</i>
  • Felix Aylmer and Margaret Lockwood in Spider's Web
    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976
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Felix Aylmer and Margaret Lockwood in Spider's Web

  • Object:

    Caricature

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (made)

  • Date:

    25 November 1954 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Sommerlad

  • Museum number:

    S.132:44-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This caricature shows Felix Aylmer (1889-1979) and Margaret Lockwood (1916-1990) in Spider's Web at the Oxford New Theatre on 25 November 1954. It was drawn by Gilbert Sommerlad (1904-1976), a rehearsal pianist and orchestral violinist at the Brighton Theatre Royal from 1932 until 1936, and at the Oxford New Theatre from 1936 for over forty years. Sommerlad sketched the stars on stage when he wasn't needed in the orchestra pit, compiling the sketches in a series of albums.

Physical description

Pencil caricature of Felix Aylmer and Margaret Lockwood in Spider's Web, New Theatre Oxford. Dated 25 November 1954. From a hard-backed sketch book containing caricatures of theatrical performers and entertainers drawn by Gilbert Sommerlad.

Place of Origin

Oxford (made)

Date

25 November 1954 (dated)

Artist/maker

Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 22.7 cm, Width: 18.6 cm

Object history note

This caricature comes from an album of caricatures of theatrical performers and entertainers drawn by Gilbert J.Sommerlad (1904-1976) between December 1951 and October 1957 at the Oxford New Theatre. Gilbert Sommerlad moved from Brighton to the recently built New Theatre, Oxford, to join his brother Roy (violin and clarinet) as resident pianist in 1936. He continued with his caricatures until his retirement.

Descriptive line

Pencil caricature by Gilbert Sommerlad (1904-1976) of Felix Aylmer and Margaret Lockwood in Spider's Web, New Theatre Oxford. Dated 25 November 1954.

Materials

Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Categories

Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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