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William Schwenck Gilbert Original Vanity Fair Print


of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. He wrote H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado for the  D’Oyly Carte Opera Company


William Schwenck Gilbert Original Vanity Fair Print

Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan

Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph of the of Mr. William Schwenck Gilbert, the English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration, Gilbert and Sullivan,  with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas. The most famous of these include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado. The popularity of these works was supported for over a century by year-round performances of them, in Britain and abroad, by the repertory company that Gilbert, Sullivan and their producer Richard D’Oyly Carte founded, the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. These Savoy operas continue to be frequently performed in the English-speaking world and beyond with the caption at the bottom of the print: Patience

Published: 21-May-1881 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward

Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm. Free postage to mainland UK. Overseas buyers please contact us to agree shipping. Note that these lithograph prints are all in excess of 100 years old. There may be minor imperfections commensurate with age. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about shipping or condition.

We also have the prints for Arthur Sullivan and Richard D’Oyly Carte

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