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Title(s):

[Sketchbook of London actors and opera singers in character].

Published/Created:
[England] : [s.n.], [1903]
Physical Description:
1 v. (33 drawings) : graphite ; 135 x 90 mm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN2596.L6 S5 1903
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Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Notes:
Bound in contemporary brown cloth, with cloth tie.
Sketchbook comprising 33 portrait studies, in graphite, of Edwardian era actors and opera singers in character. The first drawing is dated 1903, and the captions to many of the subsequent drawings include dates of performance. The captions also frequently note the theater of performance, with many productions from His Majesty's Theatre or Covent Garden. All drawings are unsigned, but the sketchbook has provenance from the studio of the artist George Holloway (1882-1977). Holloway was (in years postdating the present sketchbook) a captain in the Royal Artillery, a printer for Holloway and Sons, an entertainer, and a member of the Bristol Savages art group.
Subject Terms:
Actors -- Great Britain.
Asche, Oscar, 1871-1936.
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro -- Dramatic production.
Benson, Frank R. (Frank Robert), 1858-1939.
Bevan, A. W. R.
Costume -- Great Britain.
Deane, Arthur.
Evans, Rothbury.
Felton, Albert.
Flodden feilde.
Giordano, Umberto, 1867-1948. Andrea Chénier -- Dramatic production.
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955.
His Majesty's Theatre (London, England)
McCarthy, Justin H. (Justin Huntly), 1860-1936. If I were king -- Dramatic production.
Mills, Horace, 1864-
Reightley, Cyril.
Royal Opera House (London, England)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew -- Dramatic production.
Shirley, Arthur, 1853-1925. Pity -- Dramatic production.
Theater -- Great Britain.
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Meistersinger von Nürnberg -- Dramatic production.
Walther, Julius.
Whitty, Arthur.
Williams, Harcourt, 1880-1957.
Form/Genre:
Graphite drawings.
Contributors:
Holloway, George H., 1882-1977, attributed name.
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  • [1] Van Rooy as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger
  • [2] Herr Reis as [illegible] in Die Meistersinger
  • [3] Beerbohm Tree as Gringoire in The Ballad Monger
  • [4] Oscar Ashe as Surrey in Flodden Field
  • [5] J.A. Cookson as King James in Flodden Field
  • [6] Edmund Maurice as Col. Dirkovitch in The Man Who Was
  • [7] J.A. Cookson as King Louis XI in The Ballad Monger
  • [8] H. Beerbohm Tree as The Man Who Was
  • [9] Harcourt Williams as Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew
  • [10] Walter Hampden as John of Gaunt in Richard II
  • [11] F.R. Benson as King Richard II
  • [12] Richard II, Arthur Whitty as Bolingbroke
  • [13] Reightly as Mowbray in Richard II
  • [14] F.R. Benson as Richard II
  • [15] Cyril Reightly as Cassius in Julius Caesar
  • [16] Arthur Whitty as Brutus in Julius Caesar
  • [17] F.R. Benson as Macbeth
  • [18] Cyril Reightly as Macduff in Macbeth
  • [19] Walter Hampden as Malcolm in Macbeth
  • [20] Arthur Whitty as Banquo in Macbeth
  • [21] Horace Mills as Li in San Toy
  • [22] Arthur Deane as Gerard in André Chénier, Act I
  • [23] Julius Walther as André Chénier
  • [24] Arthur Deane as Gerard in Chénier, Act III
  • [25] André Kaya [?] as Roucher in André Chénier
  • [26] Julius Walther as André Chénier
  • [27] Arthur Deane as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro
  • [28] Albert Felton as Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro
  • [29] Alex Bevan as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro
  • [30] Loring [illegible] as Francois Villon in If I Were King
  • [31] Francois Villon, Act II
  • [32] The Herald of Burgandy in If I Were King
  • [33] Rothbury Evans as King Louis XI in If I Were King.

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