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Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Count D'Orsay

Drawing
06/08/1904 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Drawing by J.H. Pizer of Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Count D'Orsay in Clyde Fitch's play The Last of the Dandies, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1901.

Actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917) opened Her Majesty's Theatre in London's Haymarket in 1897, and his spectacular productions there became famous for their detailed and realistic settings. Famous for his Shakespearean roles, Tree also appeared in contemporary works, some more successful than others. The Last of the Dandies, based on the life of a real historic figure, Count Albert Guillaume d'Orsay, was considered 'sketchy' and 'picturesque, but dull' by reviewers. This drawing, dated 1904, was based on a drawing by Charles Buchel which was used on the programme cover.






object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour and pen and ink on card
Brief Description
Drawing by J.H. Pizer of Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Count D'Orsay in Clyde Fitch's play The Last of the Dandies, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1901
Physical Description
Pen and ink and watercolour drawing of Herbert Beerbohm Tree, full length, in evening dress, top hat and opera cloak, standing with his left hand on his hip and his right hand leaning on a walking cane. The title, 'Mr Tree as Count D'Orsay', is written to the left of the figure. Signed and dated.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.4cm
  • Width: 24cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Mr Tree / as / Count D'Orsay' (inscribed in elaborate lettering to left of figure)
  • 'J.H.Pizer 1904 Aug 6th' (artist's signature, lower right hand corner )
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Subject depicted
Summary
Drawing by J.H. Pizer of Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Count D'Orsay in Clyde Fitch's play The Last of the Dandies, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1901.



Actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917) opened Her Majesty's Theatre in London's Haymarket in 1897, and his spectacular productions there became famous for their detailed and realistic settings. Famous for his Shakespearean roles, Tree also appeared in contemporary works, some more successful than others. The Last of the Dandies, based on the life of a real historic figure, Count Albert Guillaume d'Orsay, was considered 'sketchy' and 'picturesque, but dull' by reviewers. This drawing, dated 1904, was based on a drawing by Charles Buchel which was used on the programme cover.









Collection
Accession Number
S.763-2014

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record createdNovember 17, 2014
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