1914 Print Portrait George Grossmith English Comedian Composer Actor Opera XMD5

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"Mr. George Grossmith"

This is an original 1914 black and white halftone print portrait of Mr. George Grossmith. Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. He created a series of nine memorable characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan including the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance and Ko-Ko in The Mikado.

CONDITION

This 99+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / 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: Near Mint / 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 Ellis and Walery.

Keywords specific to this image: Wig, Theater, Costume

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