CHARLES DANA GIBSON. "At the Pavilion." Illustration of performer at the London Pavilion, circa 1907. Charcoal and graphite on board. 483x725 mm; 19x28 1/2 inches. Signed along lower image; verso titled and numbered in Gibson's hand in blue crayon,additionally titled in another hand with a descriptive label. Exhibited: Berry Hill Gallery as indicated by their notation on verso. Hinged to window matte and archivally framed to 27x37 inches.
Gibson visited London during the the turn of the 19th century and depicted life and culture there in his inimitable style as he did "gay 90s" America. He visited the London Pavilion in Picadilly circus, the great music hall where musicals and vaudeville performers such as the one depicted here (likely the comedian Dan Leno) appeared nightly.
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