Artist: Dudley Hardy English (1867-1922)
Title: A Gaiety Girl
Plate: PL. 4
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Greg's suggested set with:
"…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).