LANE, Sir Hugh: Printed Souvenir Handkerchief. Sold by the Irish Players at $1 towards a building to save Sir Hugh Lane’s Great Gift of Pictures for Ireland, April, 1913. Framed and glazed. 39 x 47cms.
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Souvenir handkerchief sold in 1913, when the Abbey Theatre toured America and issued in support of the Hugh Lane bequest. Featuring a reproduction of a drawing of the cast of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet’ and portraits of actors Sara Allgood, Eithne Magee, Sydney J. Morgan, J.A. [Joseph Augustine] O’Rourke, Joseph M. Kerrigan, Udolphus Wright and Fred O’Donovan, (all accompanied with their printed autograph apart from the portrait of William Butler Yeats). With a quotation from the William Butler Yeats poem ‘To a Wealthy Man who Promised a Second Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if it were Proved the People Wanted Pictures’ and a quotation from Lady Augusta Gregory’s play ‘The Rising of the Moon’, with their printed signatures.
In very good condition. Rare. [L4 F Pce]
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