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"Savoy Operas" (1909)

 

Illustrated by William Russell Flint

 

 

"Savoy Operas" (1909), as published by George Bell & Sons (London), includes four 'Libretti' from Gilbert and Sullivan: 'The Pirates of

Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty'; 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride'; 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament'; and 'The Yeomen of the Guard; or,

The Merryman and his Maid'.

 

For each of the works, William Russell Flint prepared eight colour illustrations so that the combined collection for ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)

comprised 32 images. A year later, George Bell & Sons produced the companion volume, "Iolanthe and Other Operas" with a further

32 colour illustrations from Russell Flint.

 

Upon publication, "Savoy Operas" was well received by critics and the public alike, with George Bell & Sons splitting the collection into

individual 'Libretti' and publishing each with the accompanying eight Russell Flint colour illustrations in subsequent years.

 

One review, published in "The Independent" (January 20, 1910) included the following comment:

 

Mr Flint's pictures are altogether delightful, quite as sparklingly operatic in spirit and execution

as the masterpieces of wholesome fun and frolic which they so admirably illustrate, and they

have been most skillfully and beautifully reproduced.

 

A similarly complementary review was published in "The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art" (Vol. 108: 1909):

 

This handsome volume will be a source of sheer delight to the many who rejoice in Savoy

opera ... Mr Russell Flint's illustrations are throughout in striking harmony with the text. We

think few persons have hitherto applied themselves to the study of the Gilbertian 'libretti', but

there is no doubt that this delightful book will add greatly to their numbers.

 

 

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Cover for ''Savoy Operas'' (1909), illustrated by William Russell Flint

To the left, we show the Cover of the First Edition of "Savoy Operas"

as illustrated by Russell Flint and published by George Bell and Sons

in 1909.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the right, we show the illustrated Title Page

for ''Savoy Operas'' (1909).

 

Title page for ''Savoy Operas'' (1909), illustrated by William Russell Flint

 

       

 

 

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

artwork for the First Edition of "Savoy Operas" (1909)

 

 

Greeting Card sample showing a William Russell Flint illustration from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)

 

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 "Savoy Operas" and on the

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

 

 

 

 

Code: WRF SO CS(32)
Price: US$160.00

Greeting Card sample showing the tipped-on information to the rear regarding the profiled illustration, ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) 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.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal.

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 ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)

 

An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 12x18" format

     

 

The colour illustrations by William Russell Flint

for the First Edition of "Savoy Operas" (1909)

 

 

'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty'

     
William Russell Flint - 'Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry; Fill, oh fill the pirate glass' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'I am a pirate!' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Too late! Ha! Ha!' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Away, you grieve me!' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry;

Fill, oh fill the pirate glass

 

 

I am a pirate!

 

 

Too late! Ha! Ha!

 

 

Away, you grieve me!

 

 
 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C1 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C2 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WRF SO C3 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C4 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

 
William Russell Flint - 'Dance of the Pirates' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'With cat-like tread, Upon our prey we steal' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Enter the General's Daughters' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)

William Russell Flint - 'A Struggle ensued between Pirates and Police' for 'The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)

 

Dance of the Pirates

 

 

With cat-like tread,

Upon our prey we steal

 

Enter the General's Daughters

 

A Struggle ensues between

Pirates and Police

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WRF SO C5 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WRF SO C6 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WRF SO C7 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (10x18'')

Code: WRF SO C8 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride'

     
William Russell Flint - 'Twenty love-sick maidens we' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'I cannot tell what this love may be, That commeth to all, but not to me' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Red and yellow! Primary colours! Oh, South Kensington!' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'I thought as much! - I thought as much! He was a little boy!' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

Twenty love-sick maidens we

 

 

I cannot tell what this love may be

That cometh to all, but not to me

 

 

Red and yellow! Primary colours!

Oh, South Kensington!

 

 

I thought as much! - I thought as much!

He was a little boy!

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C9 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C10 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C11 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

Code: WRF SO C12 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
William Russell Flint - 'Archibald! Is it possible?' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Enter Bunthorne, crowned with Roses and hung about with Garlands' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Silvered is the raven hair' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'How Botticellian! How Fra Angelican!' for 'Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

Archibald! Is it possible?

 

 

Enter Bunthorne, crowned with Roses

and hung about with Garlands

 

 

Silvered is the raven hair

How Botticellian!

How Fra Angelican!

 

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Code: WRF SO C16 (12x18)
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'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament'

     
William Russell Flint - 'I can tell a woman's age in half a minute - and I do' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Must we, till then, in prison cell be thrust?' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Enter the Princess, reading' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Enter the 'Daughters of the Plough', bearing Luncheon' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

I can tell a woman's age in half a

minute - and I do

 

 

Must we, till then, in prison cell

be thrust?

Enter the Princess, reading

Enter the 'Daughters of the Plough',

bearing Luncheon

 

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Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C20 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
William Russell Flint - 'If it be well to droop and pine and mope, To sigh, ''Oh, Ida! Ida!'' all day long, Then Prince Hilarion is very well indeed' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'The Gate yields. Hildebrand and Soldiers rush in ' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Though I am but a girl, Defiance thus I hurl' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Where are your rifles, pray?' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

If it be well to droop and pine and mope,

To sigh, "Oh, Ida! Ida!" all day long,

Then Prince Hilarion is very well indeed

 

 

The Gate yields. Hildebrand and Soldiers rush in

 

Though I am but a girl,

Defiance thus I hurl

 

Where are your rifles, pray?

 

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Code: WRF SO C21 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C22 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C23 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C24 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

'The Yeomen of the Guard; or, The Merryman and his Maid'

     
William Russell Flint - 'I didn't become head-jailer because I liked head-jailing' for 'The Yeomen of the Guard; or, The Merryman and his Maid' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Oh, father, father, I cannot bear it!' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'I have a song to sing, O!' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Wilfred binds Elsie's Eyes with a Kerchief' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

I didn't become head-jailer because

I liked head-jailing

 

 

Oh, father, father, I cannot bear it!

I have a song to sing, O!

Wilfred binds Elsie's Eyes with

a Kerchief

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C25 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

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Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WRF SO C27 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C28 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
William Russell Flint - 'The prisoner comes to meet his doom' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Ah! 'tis but melancholy mumming when poor heart-broken jilted Jack Point must needs to turn to Hugh Ambrose for original light humour!' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'Nay, Sweetheart, be comforted. This Fairfax was but a pestilent fellow' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909) William Russell Flint - 'It is the song of a merryman, moping mum' for 'Princess Ida; or, Castle Adament' from ''Savoy Operas'' (1909)  

The prisoner comes to meet his doom

 

 

Ah! 'tis but melancholy mumming when

poor heart-broken jilted Jack Point must

needs to turn to Hugh Ambrose for

original light humour!

 

 

Nay, Sweetheart, be comforted. This

Fairfax was but a pestilent fellow

It's the song of a merryman,

moping mum

 

Fine Art Poster (14x11'')

Code: WRF SO C29 (14x11)
Price: US$55.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C30 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Fine Art Poster (11x18'')

Code: WRF SO C31 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

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Code: WRF SO C32 (11x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

 
                       

 

 

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