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"Iolanthe and Other Operas" (1910)

 

Illustrated by William Russell Flint

 

 

"Iolanthe and Other Operas" (1910), as published by George Bell & Sons (London), includes four Operas from Gilbert and Sullivan: 'Iolanthe;

or, The Peer and the Peri'; 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu'; 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse'; and 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of

Barataria'.

 

For each of the works, William Russell Flint prepared eight colour illustrations so that the combined collection for ''Iolanthe and Other

Operas'' (1910) comprised 32 images. The title was published by George Bell & Sons (London) as companion volume to "Savoy Operas"

produced a year earlier with the same number of colour illustration from Russell Flint.

 

As with his suite for "Savoy Operas" (1909), Russell Flint's illustration for "Iolanthe and Other Operas" (1910) was well received by critics

and public alike. The review published in "The Bookman" (Vol. 39: 1910) follows:

 

Last year Mr Russell Flint illustrated four of Sir W S Gilbert's "Savoy Operas", and for this

Christmas in "Iolanthe and Other Operas" he illustrates another four, the three others being

'The Mikado', 'Ruddigore' and 'The Gondoliers'. It were superflous to praise the operas, and

Mr Russell Flint's colour-plates catch the tone and movement and manner with unerring

cunning.  Nothing could be more piquant than his Japanese maidens for "The Mikado" and

if the peers and fairies of 'Iolanthe' might sometimes have been touched in with a lighter

hand, they are always adequate and instinct with the wry humour of the play. Moreover, the

peers just now are no light matter.

 

 

Cover for ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910), illustrated by William Russell Flint

To the left, we show the Cover of the First Edition of "Iolanthe and Other Operas"

as illustrated by Russell Flint and published by George Bell and Sons in 1910.

 

The publication proved to be so popular that George Bell & Sons split the collection into individual Operas and publishing each with the

accompanying eight Russell Flint colour illustrations in subsequent years.

 

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Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters showing William Russell Flint's

artwork for the First Edition of "Iolanthe and Other Operas" (1910)

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing a William Russell Flint illustration from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910)

 

Front of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 

 

For connoisseurs of Russell Flint's work, we have prepared sets of 32 Greeting Cards  (approximately 7x5"

on premium acid-free card stock) displaying colour images from his designs for "Iolanthe and Other Operas"

and on the left and right, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

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Greeting Card sample showing the tipped-on information to the rear regarding the profiled illustration, ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) and William Russell Flint

 

Rear of Greeting Card

(with envelope)

 

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted approach typical of

prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished and the images are presented

on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each card carries information about William Russell Flint, this wonderful suite

and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below. Each of our Fine Art

Posters is prepared with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information about William Russell Flint, this suite and

the profiled illustration.

 

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Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by

our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.

 

Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through email - our address is ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from William Russell Flint.

Fine Art Poster sample showing a William Russell Flint illustration from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) 

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 11x18" format

     

 

The colour illustrations by William Russell Flint for the

First Edition of "Iolanthe and Other Operas" (1910)

 

 

'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri'

     
William Russell Flint - 'Enter Fairies, led by Leila, Celia, and Fleta' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Iolanthe rises from the water' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'No. You're quite right - it's asking too much. One must be reasonable' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Enter the Lord Chancellor, followed by his train-bearer' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910)  

Enter Fairies, led by Leila, Celia, and Fleta

 

 

Iolanthe rises from the water

No. You're quite right - it's asking too much.

One must be reasonable

 

Enter the Lord Chancellor,

followed by his train-bearer

 

 

 

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William Russell Flint - 'The Peers ... advancing unseen on tiptoe' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'They point derisively to Iolanths, laughing heartily at her' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Enter Fairy Queen and Fairies' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910)

William Russell Flint - 'You are a brave follow. You're a fairy from this moment' for 'Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri' from ''Iolanthe and Other Operas'' (1910)

 

The Peers ... advancing unseen

and on tiptoe

They point derisively to Iolanthe,

laughing heartily at her

 

 

Enter Fairy Queen and Fairies

You are a brave fellow. You're a

fairy from this moment

 

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'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu'

     
William Russell Flint - 'Three little maids from school!' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'To flit is illegal, and we Must obey the law' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'There's lots of good fish in the sea!' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Opening Scene of Act II' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

Three little maids from school!

 

 

To flirt is illegal, and we

Must obey the law

 

 

There's lots of good fish in the sea!

Opening Scene of Act II

 

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William Russell Flint - 'From every kind of man Obedience I expect' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'When a man's afraid, A beautiful maid Is a cheering sight to see' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Something ligerning, with boiling oil in it, I fancy' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Here, Nanki-Poo, I have good news for you' for 'The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

From every kind of man

Obedience I expect

 

 

When a man's afraid,

A beautiful maid

Is a cheering sight to see

Something lingering, with boiling oil

in it, I fancy

Here, Nanki-Poo, I have good news for you

 

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'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse'

     
William Russell Flint - 'Alas, Dick, I love Rose Maybud, and love in vain!' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Enter Rose - Hs is much struck by Her' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Over the ripening peach Buzzes the bee. Splash on the billowy each Tumbles the sea' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Poor children, how they loathe me' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

Alas, Dick, I love Rose Maybud,

and love in vain!

 

 

Enter Rose - He is much struck by Her

Over the ripening peach

Buzzes the bee.

Splash on the billowy beach

Tumbles the sea

 

 

Poor children, how they loathe me

 

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William Russell Flint - 'Deny the falsehood, Robin, as you should, It is a plot!' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Enter Robin and Adam melodramatically' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Ghosts make Passes - Robin begins to writhe in Agony' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'What is the matter? Have you carried her off?' for 'Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

Deny the falsehood, Robin, as you should,

It is a plot!

 

 

Enter Robin and Adam

melodramatically

 

 

Ghosts make Passes - Robin

begins to writhe in Agony

 

 

What is the matter?

Have you carried her off?

 

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'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria'

     
William Russell Flint - 'List and learn, ye dainty roses' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'I've at length achieved a capture!' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'From the sunny Spanish shore' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'You mst make some allowance' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

List and learn,

ye dainty roses

 

 

I've at length achieved

a capture!

From the sunny Spanish shore

You must make some allowance

 

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William Russell Flint - 'End of Act I - Girls wave Farewell to Men' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'The Dance is interrupted' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'When you hae nothing else to wear But cloth of gold and satins rare' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910) William Russell Flint - 'Oncely, twicely - oncely, twicely - Bow impressively ere you glide' for 'The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria' from ''Iolanths and Other Operas'' (1910)  

End of Act I

Girls wave Farewell to Men

 

 

The Dance is interrupted

When you have nothing else to wear

But cloth of gold and satins rare

 

 

Oncely, twicely - oncely, twicely -

Bow impressively ere you glide

 

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