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1914 Print Portrait Clara Dow Soprano Opera Singer Actress Costume D'Oyly XMD5

1914 Print Portrait Clara Dow Soprano Opera Singer Actress Costume D'Oyly XMD5

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"Miss Clara Dow"

This is an original 1914 black and white halftone print portrait of Miss Clara Dow. Miss Dow was an English operatic soprano and actress of the early twentieth century. After a concert career, she appeared at the Savoy Theatre in the first repertory seasons of Gilbert and Sullivan operas mounted by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. She is remembered as one of the last principal sopranos personally trained by W. S. Gilbert at the Savoy.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.25 x 5 inches; 8 x 13 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 offer a collection of halftone portraits from 1914 of the people, actors, and actresses associated with Gilbert & Sullivan operas. The creative Victorian-era collaboration between librettist, W. S. Gilbert, and the composer, Arthur Sullivan, resulted in the production of fourteen comic operas produced at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End, many of which are still produced today.

Photography by Peterson's, Glasgow.

Keywords specific to this image: Theater, Wig