Lot 588: The Gay Parisienne. ca. 1896
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: JULIUS MENDES PRICE (1857-1924) Size: 19 1/4 x 26 3/4 in./48.8 x 68 cm Waterlow & Sons, London A well-received, two-act musical comedy, The Gay Parisienne revolves around the double life of Mr. Honeycomb. Taking place during the Edwardian period, Honeycomb is the typical restrained Englishman at home, but conducts wild, passionate affairs when abroad. In order to avoid the consequences of his actions against his British wife and French fiancée, he fakes his own death, leading to even more bizarre and uproarious times in Switzerland. (gay)
Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears near edges.
Dimensions: 19 1/4 x 26 3/4 in./48.8 x 68 cm
Artist or Maker: JULIUS MENDES PRICE (1857-1924)
Date: ca. 1896