|Artist: Dudley Hardy
English (1867-1922) |
Plate: PL. 4
|Title: A Gaiety Girl|
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896.
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"…in the work of Dudley Hardy, whose gay dancing silhouettes, white
on a scarlet ground, did much to enliven the streets and, in the instance
of 'Gaiety Girl' (a musical comedy) series, struck a note more nearly
approaching the French than any previous work in England" (C.
Matlack Price, p.70)
Dudley Hardy was a popular English artist of the Art Nouveau period.
After studying in Dusseldorf, Antwerp and Paris, he became successful
as a magazine illustrator in the 1880s. In the 1890s he received additional
acclaim as an important designer of theater posters. Among his best
known posters were those for Gilbert & Sullivan’s THE YEOMAN OF THE
GUARD (1893) and for the musical comedy A GAIETY GIRL (1894).