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Browsing items in: Adalbert Volck Etchings - Enoch Pratt Free Library

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    • A lesson in love

    • Cheltnam, Charles Smith, 1823-1912; Drawing; Theater programs; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketch by Adalbert Volck for the Wednesday Club's production of the Charles Smith Cheltnam three-act comedy, A Lesson in Love. In this scene, which takes place outside a country home amid trees and greenery, there are five people. Two women are...
    • A quartette

    • Concerts; Drawing; Musicians; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketch by Adalbert Volck entitled "A Quartette." In this sketch, members of the Wednesday Club have gathered for the performance of a string quartet. Frank Clark and Frank Frick are the two men standing at the far left. George B. Coale is seated in...
    • A scrap of paper

    • Drawing; Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908; Simpson, J. Palgrave (James Palgrave), 1807-1887; Theater programs; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketch by Adalbert Volck for the Wednesday Club's production of the three-act comedy, A Scrap of Paper, J. Palgrave Simpson's adaptation of Victorien Sardou's play, Les Pattes de mouche. In this sketch, two women standing in a well-furnished...
    • Bombastes Furioso

    • Burlesques; Drawing; Rhodes, William Barnes, 1772-1826; Theater programs; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketch by Adalbert Volck for the Wednesday Club's production of the Thomas (i.e., William) Barnes Rhodes burlesque drama, Bombastes Furioso. In this illustration, the lavishly dressed Distaffina sits in a chair next to a spinning wheel with her arm...
    • Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

    • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Caricatures and cartoons; Don Quixote (Fictitious character); Etching; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Panza, Sancho (Fictitious character);
    • Etching by Adalbert Volck that depicts Abraham Lincoln as Don Quixote and Benjamin Butler as Sancho Panza. Lincoln and Butler were frequent subjects of Volck's caricatures, and this etching is an example of one such caricature that speaks to...
    • Heroic Butler

    • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Caricatures and cartoons; Etching;
    • Etching by Adalbert Volck that ridicules General Benjamin F. Butler. The irony of Volck's use of the term "heroic" is brought into relief by the fact that Butler has outfitted himself with an array of devices - stilts and bladders filled with air -...
    • Lincoln and his puppets

    • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Caricatures and cartoons; Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Etching; Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; McClellan, George...
    • Etching by Adalbert Volck that depicts Abraham Lincoln as a puppeteer dressed in a jester's attire. Lincoln holds a sword, and the hilt of the sword is topped with a miniature jester's head. With his free hand Lincoln gestures toward a number of...
    • Our boys

    • Byron, Henry J. (Henry James), 1835-1884; Drawing; Theater programs; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketch by Adalbert Volck for the Wednesday Club's production of the British dramatist Henry J. Byron comedy, Our Boys. In the scene there are three groups of people standing in a high-ceilinged Victorian drawing room. In the center of the room is a...
    • Simon Tappertit - General Butler

    • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Caricatures and cartoons; Etching;
    • Etching by Adalbert Volck in which General Benjamin F. Butler, who later ran for governor of Massachusetts many times before being elected in 1882, is portrayed as Simon Tappertit, a character in Charles Dickens' book, Barnaby Rudge. Tappertit was...
    • Son and stranger

    • Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872; Drawing; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847; Operetta; Theater programs; Wednesday Club (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Sketches by Adalbert Volck for the Wednesday Club's production of the operetta, Son and Stranger. Thought to be the Henry Fothergill Chorley translation of Felix Mendelssohn's operetta, Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde, the story is about a rogue who...

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