A Country Girl c1900s Original Vintage Poster
This is an early traveling play or theatre poster from the early 1900`s. It is printed with a fine lithographic technique by Stafford & Co and advertises a play called 'A Country Girl' also known as 'Town and Country'.
A musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens. It opened at Daly's Theatre in London, managed by George Edwardes, on 18 January 1902 and ran for 729 performances, which was the fourth longest run for any piece of musical theatre up to that time. It starred Hayden Coffin, Bertram Wallis, Evie Greene, Huntley Wright, Lilian Eldeé, Topsy Sinden, Ethyl Irving and Rutland Barrington. Gertie Millar and Isabel Jay joined the cast later. The show also enjoyed a Broadway run, starring Melville Stewart, and later tours. This was Lionel Monckton`s first score as principal composer, and his songs included 'Molly the Marchioness', 'Try Again, Johnny’ and 'Under the Deodar’.
This is a rare and wonderful English poster with a scene of a Victorian era girl with a shiny red apple in her hand, great for a food theme in a kitchen and in great condition.
Size: 24” x 20” inches, unframed.
This lithographic printed poster is in excellent condition.
Lithograph in colour, printed by Stafford & Co. Ltd., Netherfield, Nottingham and London, England.