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Caricature - Ronald Shiner in <i>Seagulls over Sorrento</i>
  • Ronald Shiner in Seagulls over Sorrento
    Sommerlad, Gilbert, born 1904 - died 1976
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Ronald Shiner in Seagulls over Sorrento

  • Object:

    Caricature

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (made)

  • Date:

    5 May 1950 (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.131:112-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This caricature shows Ronald Shiner (1903-1966) in Seagulls over Sorrento by Hugh Hastings, at the Oxford New Theatre on 5 May 1950. 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 Ronald Shiner in Seagulls over Sorrento, New Theatre Oxford, 5 May 1950. From a hard-backed sketch book containing caricatures of theatrical performers and entertainers drawn by Gilbert Sommerlad.

Place of Origin

Oxford (made)

Date

5 May 1950 (dated)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 12.6 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

Pencil, ink and watercolour caricature by Gilbert Sommerlad (1904-1976) of Ronald Shiner in Seagulls over Sorrento, New Theatre Oxford, 5 May 1950.

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Watercolour; Ink

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Categories

Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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