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Dan Leno KITTY LOFTUS Pantomime ISA BOWMAN Marguerite Cornille MUSIC HALL British Embassy Constantinople DUDLEY HARDY



Weekly Victorian Magazine

DATED: 1896


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


Miss Helen Lee - full front page photograph of the lady in character as The Spirit of Pantomime, at Drury Lane photo by Alfred Ellis

Little Pantomimists: Lulu and Valli Valli - child performers trained by Mrs Joseph Watson - three photographs by Hana SleekburnC.

Boers Past and Present

Boer Team in the Market Square at Johannesburg - a team of oxen

Young Boers on the Tramp.

In the Market Square.

A Boer Encampment - near full page showing six men and their wagon

A Christmas Card From Johannesburg - a black man and a bicycle

Theatre Royal Manchester: Miss St. Clair in Jack and The Beanstalk - photo by Lafayette Dublin

..." Dr Jim "... - early photograph of Leander Starr Jameson by vE Bruton, Cape Town

Bust of the Late Professor Minto. - William Minto by aptly named J WhiteheadSleekburnC.

Theatre Royal Manchester - Miss Belfrey in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Mister Arthur Alexander as Trilby ...

Miss Kitty Loftus: As Trilby at the Prince of Wales's - full page photograph

Cinderella at The Drury Lane

Miss Isa Bowman as Cinderella - full page photograph by Hana of the Strand

The Ugly Sisters: Miss Emily Miller and Miss Sophie Larkin.

Mister Dan LEno as The Baroness and Mr H. Campbell as The Baron.

Mister Dan LEno as The Baroness - a wonderful full page photograph typical of Dan LEno SleekburnC.

Miss Ada Blanche as the Prince.

The Demon Played by Miss Lillie Comyns.

The Prince and Cinderella - shows Ada Blanche and Isa Bowman

The Griffiths Brothers as the Bailiff's Officers - (four quarter page photos by Ellis

Miss Ada Blanche as the Prince - full page by Alfred Ellis of Upper Baker Street NW

The Grigolatis Troupe.

Mdlle Grigolatis.SleekburnC.

Miss Maggie Ripley as the Lord Chamberlain.

Miss Marguerite Cornille as the French Ambassador - full page photograph by Alfred Ellis of Upper Baker Street NW

Full page showing nine actors including Mr Lionel Rignold as the Tutor - - Miss Isa Bowman - - Miss Alexandra Dagmar as Dandini. by Hana, of The Strand

..."Why Doesn't He Come?"... - full page sketch in black and red by Arthur Jule Etonman Venley - probably by Dudley HArdy - engraved by (Joseph) Swain

..."Pour Out the Rhine Wine": A Friar or Monk - full page in red and black by Dudley Hardy

Mr Henry Norman - journalist and travel writer SleekburnC.

Miss Menie Muriel Dowie; Mrs Henry Norman - full page photograph by H. S. Mendelssohn of London. Info. grandmother and grandfather (I believe) of Desmond Norman the famous co founder of Britten-Norman Group or BNG a British aircraft manufacturer SleekburnC.

Mr Louis Frederic Austin - aka L. F. Austin Journalist and critic

..."Permit Me " ... - full page sketch by Dudley Hardy with red tint - a pierrot type

Evening Primrose - full page drawing with yellow colouring by Birkenworth possibly

Little Folk in Fancy Dress

Lord Mayors Christmas Tree: Miss Brash.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary: Miss Leather.

Great Grandmother: Miss Meyer.

Matador:- Master Brocklebank.

Master Lipson: A Spanish Cavalier.

Courtier of George III: Master Stevenson.

Folly: Miss Clarke. SleekburnC.

Pierrot: Master Brash.

Snow Fairy: Miss Mamie Parker.

Photographs by Byron of New York - two half page scenes from "Denise": Miss Olga Nethersole - Mister Ernest LEicester - Miss Emerson - M. Miel - Mr Luigi Lablache - Miss Alexes Leighton - Mr William Farren Junior - at The Empire Theatre New York

Mrs Gertrude Atherton - author of "The Doomswoman"

Art of the Day

Noon on a Sunny day by T. Sidney Cooper.

News of the War by C. M. Webb.

The American Girl Abroad: Some Features of the Matrimonial Market. by drawings by Mr C. D. Gibson - Charles Dana Gibson (of Gibson Girl Fame) sketch - showing a young american girl inspecting potential husbands, each one priced!

No Respecter of a Widows Grief - from "Drawings" by C. D. Gibson. SleekburnC.

Mrs De Rohan as Lady Teazle - full page photograph by Van der Weyde of Regent Street W. - info. De Rohan of Pelham Cottage South Kensington

British Embassy at Constantinople - six photographs by the Hon. W. Plunket

British Embassy at Therapia.

The British Embassy at Pera. SleekburnC.

Ball Room of the Pera Embassy.

Corridor of the Pera Embassy.

ALbanian Guard at the Embassy.

Sultans Memorial Stone.

The Maharaja of Mysore.

Miss Terry as Puck. SleekburnC.

Miss Terry as Hero at the Haymarket.

Misses Lane, Murray and Blackburn on a Swift Triplet. cycle - Professinal lady cyclists

VIgors Horse Action Saddle. advert

Lieutenant Simpson - Hon. Secretary of the London Football Association and a League Referee

Mr Thomas Pickernell the Jockey - former celebrated Steeplechase rider

Bovril - Directors Right Hon. Lord Playfair GCB LL.D and Dr Farquharson MP, etc - full page advert showing a picture of a lady SleekburnC.

Lanoline Toilet Soap. etc - advert

Mellins Food - photograph of a baby, Joan, sent in by A. Scott of 19 Sandgate Rd Folkestone

Fashion sketches: Miss Marion Terry in a Dress Reive and Hat x2

Mr Frederic Upton - concert director at the New Lyric

Harlene for the Hair - a full page advert of a woman and a girl at a dressing table, one brushing her very long hair

Players Navy Cut - advert.

The Pelican Self feeding Pen - advert.

Coolgardie Shops, Western Australia - photograph by permission of Mr H. S. Stoneham


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:


Michael and His Lost Angel - Review of a play by Henry Arthur Jones

Notes from the Theatres

Ballet Girls and Their Admirers - Letters etc

Dispute of the Heart and Body of a Bounder

Chatto and Windus New Novels List

Boers Past and Present by Robert Ganthony

Small Talk includes Mr Austen Chamberlain - - - The S.P.C.A. with ref. to cruelty to performing animals in the theatre, referring to the RSPCA I think - - - Paul Verlaine - - - Mr James Bonar of the Civil Service - - - Sir Julian Goldsmid - - - Kitty the Singer of "Pretty Miss Prim" referring to Miss Kitty Loftus - song SleekburnC.

At Random by L. F. Austin - Theatre critic and journalist

Cinderella at Drury Lane - List of the players

A Novel In a Nutshell - A Confidential Communication by Grant Allen - info. Canadian born Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen SleekburnC.

A Dead Letter "This is a dead letter, and the hand that wrote it, dead too, hates you, Ella ..."To Cousin Ella ...From Harry's Wife SleekburnC.

A Journey Through The Balkans - A Chat with Mr and Mrs Henry Norman ( Menie Muriel Dowie ) - two pages SleekburnC.

The Literary Lounger by O.O. - with reference to Mr Morton Luce and others

Hors D'Oeuvres

Society on Cycles

The Book and Its Story - Old California - The Doomswoman by Gertrude Atherton

The World of Sport by Olympian - Football - Cricket - Athletics - Rowing - Billiards - Golf

Racing Notes by Captain Coe

Our Ladies Pages - by Florence - ( possibly Florence Fenwick Miller - She was a victorian feminist, journalist, public lecturer and educator. Involved in the suffrage movement and a promoter of women's rights and education. Also wrote columns and articles under the name of " Filomena " or " Filomena's Letter " )

Parliament By a "Cautious Conservative" - - - Parliament By "A Rash Radical"

City Notes includes: Home Railway Results - - - Home industrials - - - The Barnato Bank - - - West Australia - - - The Tout Nuisance - - - Answers to Correspondents

SleekburnC. 2201

The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper, published between February 1893 and June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company. This is one of the earlier issues, and quite rare; it was primarily a Victorian society magazine with regular features on royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, music hall, sports and arts, with a high photographic content.

26 pages (52 sides). It measures 360 x 250 mm (14.25 x 9.75 "). The orig. advertising wrap/cover is missing. The front page (frontispiece) with Sketch titles, date and price is intact. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound. 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. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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.

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 issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. The four digit number in brackets in the title is for my ref only.

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