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2006ah2214 jpg l

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Acquired in 2002 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Cooke, George
attributions_note
bibliography
'The Last Empires' edited by Benny Green
collection_code
T&P
credit
date_end
1907-05-31
date_start
1907-05-01
date_text
May 1907 (drawn)
descriptive_line
Caricature of the Edwardian music hall performer and comedian Tom Foy 'The Lancashire Lad' (1879-1917), from an album of caricatures drawn by George Cooke. May 1907.
dimensions
Height: 25 cm, Width: 16.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Entertaining the Nation! (The Jewish Museum, London 24/05/2011-08/01/2012)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This caricature is of the music hall performer and comedian Tom Foy 'The Lancashire Lad' performing at the Grand Theatre of Varieties, Hanley, during the week of 13 May 1907, when he was on the bill with Jordon and Harvey. He previously appeared at the Grand during the week of 7 August 1905. Foy, who was born in the business and made his name with a sketch about a Lancashire lad in London. The caricature comes from the second album of caricatures in a collection of albums owned by the Theatre Museum compiled by the graphic artist George Cooke. It is labelled by the artist 'Geo Cooke HYS BOOKE' and features music hall performers working in the early 20th century.
id
29849
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:26:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:26:45.000Z
latitude
53.025139
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.18676
marks
'ELLOA' 'Yours always Tom Foy 10/5/0..' (illegible, but probably '7')
materials
pen and ink, watercolour
materials_techniques
Pen and ink and wash on paper
museum_number
S.393:44-2002
museum_number_token
s393442002
object_number
O84867
object_type
Caricature
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pen, ink and wash caricature on pink paper of Tom Foy, full-length, dressed as a boy in a brown suit and waistcoat with a large white Eton collar, a floppy red bow tie and a straw boater with a black crepe band.
place
Hanley
primary_image_id
2006AH2214
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This caricature is of Tom Foy when he was performing at the Grand Theatre of Varieties, Hanley, during the week of 13 May 1907. He was billed as ‘The Famous Little Comedian’. It is one of the many superb caricatures of Edwardian music hall performers that were drawn by the artist George Cooke when he was based at the Grand Theatre. He compiled them in a series of albums. Foy was on the bill at Hanley that week with Jordan and Harvey, who were also drawn by Cooke. Tom Foy (1879–1917), ‘The Lancashire Lad’, was born into the business and started performing in circus. He made his name in the halls with ‘The Lancashire Lad in London’, the sketch he performed at Hanley. Foy played the innocent lad from Sowerby Brig with a broad Yorkshire accent who, trying to get a job in a gentleman’s house in London, had fits that could be stopped only by the gift of a shilling. A local reviewer said that Foy and his company kept the audience ‘in a continuous roar of laughter at the funny dialogue and grotesque antics of the Yorkshire lad’. Like most music hall performers, Foy also worked in pantomime. He played Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, in 1909.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
caricature-cooke-george
sys_updated
2014-06-03T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawn, Painted
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1907
year_start
1907