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Caricature - Jack Stanford in <i>Mother Goose</i>
  • Jack Stanford in Mother Goose
    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976
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Jack Stanford in Mother Goose

  • Object:

    Caricature

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (printed)

  • Date:

    1949 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976 (artist)
    Oxford Mail (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Newsprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Sommerlad

  • Museum number:

    S.131:107-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This caricature shows Jack Stanford in Mother Goose at the Oxford New Theatre during Christmas 1949. 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

Newspaper cutting of a caricature of Jack Stanford in Mother Goose, Oxford New Theatre, Christmas 1949, as reproduced in the Oxford Mail, with a pen and ink signature of Jack Stanford. From a hard-backed sketch book containing caricatures of theatrical performers and entertainers drawn by Gilbert Sommerlad.

Place of Origin

Oxford (printed)

Date

1949 (published)

Artist/maker

Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976 (artist)
Oxford Mail (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Newsprint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Object history note

Gilbert Sommerlad was a member of the resident orchestra at the New Theatre, Oxford when he drew this caricature.

Descriptive line

Newspaper cutting of a caricature caricature by Gilbert Sommerlad (1904-1976) of Jack Stanford in Mother Goose, Oxford New Theatre, Christmas 1949.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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