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Caricature - Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, Arthur Askey, Julie Wilson and Tom Gill in Bet Your Life
  • Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, Arthur Askey, Julie Wilson and Tom Gill in Bet Your Life
    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976
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Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, Arthur Askey, Julie Wilson and Tom Gill in Bet Your Life

  • Object:

    Caricature

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford, England (made)

  • Date:

    9 December 1951 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Sommerlad

  • Museum number:

    S.131:147-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

This caricature shows Brian Reece (1913-1962), Sally Ann Howes (b.1930), Arthur Askey (1899-1982), Julie Wilson (b.1924) and Tom Gill (1916-1971) in Bet Your Life at the Oxford New Theatre on 9 December 1951. 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, ink and watercolour caricature of Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, Arthur Askey, Julie Wilson and Tom Gill in Bet Your Life, New Theatre Oxford, 9 December 1951. From a hard-backed sketch book containing caricatures of theatrical performers and entertainers drawn by Gilbert Sommerlad.

Place of Origin

Oxford, England (made)

Date

9 December 1951 (dated)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Pencil, ink and watercolour caricature by Gilbert Sommerlad (1904-1976) of Brian Reece, Sally Ann Howes, Arthur Askey, Julie Wilson and Tom Gill in Bet Your Life, New Theatre Oxford, 9 December 1951.

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Watercolour; Ink

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Howes, Sally Ann; Wilson, Julie; Askey, Arthur; Reece, Brian; Gill, Tom

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection code

T&P

Qr_O87774
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