Lot 204
  • 204

Sullivan, Arthur

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  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • Cabinet-style photograph signed ("ArthurSullivan. 1885"), on the image
  • Paper
by Topley of Ottawa, c.16.5 x 10.5cm, some staining, the date reinforced in another hand, together with

Gilbert (W.S.) Cabinet-style photograph signed and inscribed on the image ("Always sincerely yours W.S. Gilbert"), by Langfier of London, c.18 x 13cm, top-left corner cut from mount

Catalogue Note

This was the year of The Mikado, first performed on 14 March 1885.  On 20 June, Sullivan embarked on a four-month tour of North America.  However, he visited Ottawa in 1880 and not 1885, staying at the home of the Governor-General, Lord Lorne (where he composed a "national hymn", to Lorne's words 'God Bless Our Wide Dominion, Our Fathers' Chosen Land').