A Gaiety Girl

Artist: Dudley Hardy English (1867-1922)

Title: A Gaiety Girl

Plate: PM.23

Description: Condition A.
Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection (50) 
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. 
Certificate of Authenticity.

Sheet Size: 9 in x 12 in 23 cm x 30.5 cm

Price: $100.00

"…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).