Lot 34 of 515:
Illuminated sheet announcing the death of Digby Bell 1917  

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Illuminated sheet from the Lambs Theatre Club announcing the death of Digby Bell

Lambs Theatre Club

[New York]




1 folded sheet of vellum with full page illuminated announcement decorated in gilt and numerous colors. Folded: 29x22 cm (11½x8¾"); housed in purple morocco and moire silk portfolio.  

Signed by the Shepard as well as the Recording Secretary of the Lambs Theatre Club.  An ornate illuminated vellum sheet announcing the death of actor and club member Digby Bell.

Digby Bell, a 5' 5" singing comedian, starred in many Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas. He introduced the song, "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo", while playing the Charles Dana Gibson character, Mr. Pipp. The Lambs Theatre Club was America's First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874. 

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Light wear and rubbing to outer portfolio with a bit of sunning to spine; vellum with some finger soiling, creasing to bottom corner; very good or better.

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