1893 SKETCH Magazine JANETTE STEER Dahomeyan Troupe MAUD HOBSON Divers (8300)

Product code: 8300 Wt. 250-300g
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Original Antique Victorian magazine dated 1893 THE SKETCH, society magazine. A wonderful insight into theatre, music hall, stage, royalty, society, sport, fashion and many other activities of the day "a journal of art and actuality".


Original Victorian Magazine

Dated 1893


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. engravings, photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Miss Janette Steer the Actress - photograph by Hills an Saunders Sloane St. SW - front page (fp) within text.

Sketches by Ralph Cleaver from "The Gaiety Girl" at the Prince of Wales's Theatre: George Edwards and others.

Scene From "Little Christopher Columbus" at the Lyric Theatre - photo.

Miss Maud Hobson the Gaiety Girl - photo by Russell, Baker St. W.

Miss Archer - fp photographic study by Mr A. Bassano of Old Bond St London.

Mr Murray Carson - small sketch actor.

Last Week's Paris - fp of sketches of life in Paris by Villedebois (pseud.) miel.

The Last Rose of Summer - fp from a drawing by Robert Sauber of young lady picking roses.

Horace Sedger - Manager of Lyric Theatre.

Henry Savile-Clark.

Picture by M. Louis Chalon - lady and a friar.

Marie Montrose the Actress - photo. By Karoly of Broad St. Corner, Birmingham.

Silver Vases - which were presented to Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones by his constituents. Photo of silver cups.

Page titled Centenary of the Execution of Marie Antoinette 1793:

Marie Antoinette - from an engraving.

Louis XVI - engraving.

Louis XVI Stopped in His Flight at Varennes - from an old print.

Final Interview of Louis with His Family in the Temple - hp. From an old painting.

Louis with His Confessor Jan 21 1793.

Trial of Marie Antoinette reive - hp from an old print engraved by Georg or George Meisenbach.

Another View of the Trial - as above.

Royal Family Three Days After the King's Execution.

The Devotion of Princess Elizabeth June 20, 1792.

The Dauphin Forced From His Mother.

The Queen Hurried at the Dead of Night into Prison.

The Queen Being Conducted to the Place De La Revolution.

Photographic study of a girl called Rose.

Centenary of John Hunter's Death: The Irish Giant.

John Hunter After Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Charlotte Corday Guillotined 17 Jul 1793 - full page showing the woman looking through the barred windows of a prison cell. Info. executed by guillotine for the assassination of Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat.

Art pages:

Wealth of the Mind is the Only True Wealth - by L. Block.

Evangeline by E. Lemenorel - hp.

La Palace Saint Sulpice by J. F. Raffaelli - hp.

The Trial of the Governor of The Fleet by Hogarth - fp from engraving by William Hogarth.

Light loght Side of Nature - sequential cartoon style sketches by M. Feuillet showing a cab driver and his fare.

Full page sketch by Sydney Adamson - lady in a shop enquiring about her order of stout.

Comical Sketch by Ernest Goodwin - fp.

Comical sketch by Dudley Hardy - fp.

Mr Tree in the Tempter Singing the Song of the Rickety Crew - fp drawing by Adolphus Birkenruth - info. Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

Page entitled Amazons at Home: five sketches by F. H. Townsend, with article - info. Famous Amazons were a troupe of black women who performed around the theatres of UK etc. names mentioned are Mr Pinkhurst manager of the troupe - Dahomeyans - Bombastes - Mahbondoh - Allekutura - Gumma.

Three drawings by W. D. Almond to illustrated a short story.

The Late Ford Madox Brown:

Ford Madox Brown - photo by W. Tae of Newcastle on Tyne.

Cordelia's Portion - painting. SleekburnC.

Divers - full page titled Walking Alone in the Depths of the Sea:

Small Boat: Diver and Apparatus Helped by Assistants.

Diver Adjusting Helmet.

Plus four other photographs of the diver and team in small boats and rig type boat.

Geraudel's Pastilles - hp advert.

Bovril - hp advert showing lady holding a jar of Bovril. c.keenlyside.

A full page showing various adverts: Ivy Soap - Ascot Racing Game - Rowlands Odonto - etc.

Group of Footballers - sketch by Ernest Goodwin for the sports page.

Lord Dunraven - race horse owner and trainer.

Stairs's Monkey - drawing of a monkey by A. F. Lydon.

Hampton and Sons Furnishing Catalogue - hp advert.

Marza Wine - hp advert.

John Robertson and Son Dundee Whisky - fp advert showing a Scotsman in a kilt and tam-o-shanter hat.

The Russian Ironclad Pamiat Azova - ship of the Russian fleet at Toulon - photograph.

The Formidable, Flagship of the French Mediterranean Squadron.

The Hoche, French Mediterranean Squadron.

The Two Rarest Stamps in the World - penny red and twopenny blue Mauritius stamps 1847 bought by Messrs Stanley Gibbons Ltd.

Ladies Pages: Fashion x2engravings; a moorish smoking room design; jewellery etc.

Eton Suits from Peter Robinson - advert.

Hindes Hair Pin - hp advert.

Brooke's Soap Monkey Brand - advert.

Harness' ELectropathic Blet - engraving of William Gunn the cricketer.


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter (unless listed above). They include:

The Literary Lounger by O. O. aka William Robertson Nicoll.

Notes from the Concert Rooms - with mention of Mr Percy Notcutt - Ella Russell - Eugene OUdin - Frederick Dawson - Hilda Wilson - Misses Eissler - etc.

A Cigarette with Mr Horace Sedger - by T. H. L.

King Topsy-Turvey - poem by J. M. B. (J. M. Barrie).

Small Talk - the theatres etc. sleekburnc. .

Centenary of the Execution of Marie Antoinette - by A. R. R.

Stage Struck - A True Story - by A. L.

Centenary of John hunters Death.

ON Which the Sun Never Sets - column on business in Australian, New Zealand, S. AFraca etc.

Lady Corinna's Wednesdays Part I by Adeline Sergeant - short story in a play form.

From Mr Walter Besant - letter to the editor dated Frognal NW 1893.

Novel in a Nutshell Short Story by Tom Cobbleigh.

The Late Ford Maddox Borwn.

Sports page.

French and Russian Fleet.

Ladies Page by Florence Fenwick Millar.

Notes from the Exchange - the financial markets etc. sleekburnc. 1810


A wonderful insight into theatre, stage, royalty, society, sport, fashion and many other activities of the day "a journal of art and actuality". This is an original USED magazine not a scan and not a later re-print.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

27 pages (54 sides) approx. It measures 360 x 250 mm (14.25 x 9.75 "). The spine is loose with binding witness marks. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. There are no outer advertising pages/cover. This item will be packaged in a tube to be sent RM Small Parcels.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are NO other pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sketch carry on from the previous issue and therefore do not start at number 1.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the printed text.

This item will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels. IMPORTANT This postal service does not include tracking. If tracking is required please contact me for prices. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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Product Code 8300 Wt. 250-300g
Weight 0.31kg