1874 Wood Engraving G Durand Art Drury Lane Strand Adelphi Theatre London YTGA1


"Plays of the Day"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of illustrations by G. Durand that portray scenes from popular stage plays in England during the Victorian era, including; the opéra comique, "Richard Coeur-de-lion" at the Drury Lane Theatre, "Old Sailors" at the Strand Theatre, "The Geneva Cross" at the Adelphi Theatre, and "Newmarket" at Weston's Music Hall, (also called the Holborn Empire theater), in London, England.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 13 inches; 24 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of paintings and illustrations by artists such as Sydney Prior Hall, Henry Woods, Helen Allingham, and many others, that depict the people, places, and events of England and the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this intriguing collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Durand, G.. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Thespian, Actor, Actress, Costume

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