Juvenile Drama
Penny Plain / Twopence Coloured
Tinsel Pictures

in the Victorian style

Joseph Williams

(also known as Joseph Hope-Williams)

Artist and Stage Designer

18 Lower Luton Rd, Wheathampstead, Herts,
AL4 8QZ, England
Tel: (+44) 01582 833992

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Hope's Portraits (Normal size)

The following prints are all full length theatrical portraits of the subjects, the majority adopting a dramatic pose. By tradition, as these do, they usually have a small scenic view behind in the bottom third of the print The prints are approx. 7"x9" to the plate marks.  Many of the following are available as 'tinsel' pictures as well as hand-coloured prints.   

The 'tinsel' pictures are executed in a similar way to elaborate collages. The various parts of the print are progressively cut out and replaced with fabrics, leather scraps, lace, etc, to represent the clothing, shoes, etc. Most of these fabric pieces are coloured by Mr Hope with creases, pockets, etc, to more closely resemble the actual clothing. In addition items such as buckles, swords, shields, crowns, etc, are represented by tiny pieces of embossed coloured foil, to enhance the detail. This technique was used extensively in the nineteenth century by the original Juvenile Drama publishers, and produces an attractive '3-dimensional' image. Please state whether you require the coloured print or the 'tinsel' version of your choice. 

wpe1F.jpg (33962 bytes)"Mr Cook as the Waterman in The First of August. Hope's Portraits No. 1." Full length view of Cook as sailor, holding 'prize' bag and basket of flowers. This is the first plate Mr Hope engraved, circa 1960. There are no signs of any amateurism.  Click picture on right for larger view.

"Miss Kirby as Maria Marten." Full length view of Kirby as Marten. See 'Maria Marten in the Red Barn' above, No. 3.
"Laurence Olivier as Henry V. No. 3." Full length portrait of Olivier, standing in cone of light from above. (Engraved c. 1959/60.)
"Miss Ellen Pollock as Mrs Higgins, in [Pygmalion] My Fair Lady. No. 4." Full length portrait of Pollock in elegant hat and dress, at a horse race meeting. With people and grandstands in background. (See note at end of catalogue on Pollock)
"Miss Paton as Cinderella. Pub. Dec. 1st, 1830. No. 5. (2d coloured.)" Full length view of Paton as Cinderella in ballgown holding fan. In the background on the left is the glass slipper on a footstall in an elegant setting. In the background on the right is a view of the kitchen. 
"Miss Paton as Sleeping Beauty." Full length view of Paton asleep on sofa with table displaying Royal regalia-crown, orb, etc. And with whippet dog at her feet. There are rats by her footstool and she holds a floral garland. 
"Miss Ellen Pollock as Helen Magreggor." There is a 'pair' for this print: 'Mr T.P. Cooke as Roderick. Hope's Characters No. 90. (See note at end of catalogue on Pollock)
"Mr Hicks as Brutus in The Fall of Tarquin. Hope's Portraits No. 8. 2d coloured." Full length view of Hicks as Roman Gladiator with sword and shield. Roman city is ablaze in background. (very early plate)
"Mr Ellsgood as The Sea King. Hope's Portraits No.9 2d coloured." Full length view of Ellsgood as majestic figure emerging from shell. Seascape in background. (very early plate)
"Miss Bolton as Fatima in Bluebeard. Hope's Portraits. No. 10." Full length view of Bolton in Oriental dress, in dramatic attitude. This is a companion print to 'Hope's Characters No. 11. Mr Helm as Bluebeard'.
"Miss Ellen Pollock as Highland Mary." Full length view of Pollock on horseback, horse rearing up. View of Scottish loch in background. This print is not numbered in the plate. (See note at end of catalogue on Pollock)
"Mr Riggs as Spartacus. Hope's Portraits No. 11." Full length view of Riggs in gladiatorial stance. Roman views in background.
"Mr Helm as Bluebeard. No. 11. 2d coloured." Full length view of Helm with raised cutlass. This is a companion print to 'Hope's Characters No. 10. Miss Bolton as Fatima'.
wpe21.jpg (54201 bytes)"Mr Almar as The Sun God, in The Ice Witch or the Frozen Hand. Hope's Portraits No. 12. 2d coloured." Full length view of Almar as circus figure standing in sumptuous chariot pulled by two lions. View of frozen lake with ice gateway behind.

"Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. Hope's Characters No. 14. 2d coloured."  Full length view of Nelson in uniform on deck. Battle of Trafalgar raging in background.  Click picture on right for larger view.

"Mr Cooke as Ben Backstay. Hope's Characters No. 15." Full length view of Cooke as sailor holding 'Grog' jug and barrel of rum, on ships deck. Lighthouse and calm sea scape in background.
"Paul Revere in Boston, 1775.". Full length view of Revere on horseback bearing flag.
"Mr Goff as John Paul Jones." Full length view of Goff as pirate aiming pistol and hoisting stars and stripes flag. Skull and crossbones in corner.
"Mr Cook as Long Tom Coffin in 'The Pilot'. Hope's Characters No. 18." Full length portrait of Cook as a fighting sailor, carrying the Union Jack, on the deck of a ship. The Stars and Stripes being laid to one side.
"Catalina: The Female Pirate, and the Terror of the Caribbean! Hope's Characters No. 19." Full length view of Catalina with sword and pistol. Treasure chest and carribbean beach in background.
"Mr Gomersal as Napoleon [at Elba]. Hope's Characters." Full length view of Napoleon standing on cliff top, cannon and palm tree behind, and calm sea.
"Belle Starr, The Bandit Queen." Full length view of Starr on horseback in elaborate gown, with pistol in belt.
"[Master] Fenton as Dick Whittington - Summoned by Bells. No. 22." Full length portrait of Fenton as Whittington, his cat is sat to his side in front of London mile marker, with London and River
Thames in background. 
"Mr Freer as The Gay Buccaneer. Hope's Characters No. 27." Full length view of Freer as pirate in 18th Century costume with pistol and Jolly Roger. State rooms of a sailing ship? In background.

"Debray's Cavalry Lancers-1861, in the Red River Campaign. No. 30." (American Civil War Portrait) Portrait of mounted cavalryman at sunrise. Tents, canon and drum in background.  Click picture on right for larger view.

"Mr Riggs as The Bold Sea Rover. Hope's Characters No. 40." Full length portrait of Riggs as pirate with Jolly Roger, pistol and cutlass. Treasure chest and galleon on rough sea in background. Mr Riggs is an old friend of Hope's, he posed for this scene at Portland, Dorset in the 1970's.

"Mr Snowling as St George. Hope's Characters No. 42." Full length portrait of Snowling as St George on horseback fighting the fire breathing dragon. With mountains and lake in background. Mr Snowling was the son of a Norfolk farmer. Shortly after WWII he rode his mare into the fancy dress contest in the village and won first prize. Hope was only young at the time but adapted his memories for this print.  (Tinsel picture shown) stgeorge41.jpg (20089 bytes)

"Mr Riggs as The Smuggler Boy. Eliza Cookes Poem. Hope's Characters No. 41." Full length portrait of Riggs in 'smuggler's' uniform. Carrying rifle, and blazing lamp. Barrels at his feet. Ships at sea and coastline in background.
"Master Betty the young Rosius as Norval in Douglass. No. 42." Full length portrait of Betty as Norval in kilt, carrying shield engraved with thistles. Ruined? castle in background. 
"Mr Riggs as Spartacus." Full length view of Riggs as Roman soldier with shield and spear. Mr Riggs is an old friend of Mr Hope's.
"Mr Ginnett as Dick Turpin on his ride to York. Hope's Characters No. 44." Night portrait of Ginnett as Turpin on rearing horse carrying stolen jewellery and firing pistol to his rear. Church & house in background.
"Mr Riggs as The Flying Dutchman. Hope's Characters No. 45." Full length portrait of Riggs as pirate with Jolly Roger, pistol and cutlass. Treasure chest, sea and galleon in background. Mr Riggs is an old friend of Hope's, posed for this scene at Portland, Dorset in the 1970's.
"Mr Glynn as Richard Cur de Lion. Hope's Characters No. 60." Full length portrait of Glynn with shield and axe, in battle dress. With a bridge and tents in background.
"Mr Hicks as The Sea Wolf. Hope's Characters No. 65." Full length portrait of Hicks as a pirate aiming pistol and carrying the Jolly Roger, on the deck of a ship. Another ship in the background. Mr Hicks was an early 19thC performer, and father of Seymour Hicks.
"Mr Riggs as Alexander the Great. No 66." Full length portrait of Riggs as the warrior king with sword and shield. Roman building in background. Mr Riggs is an old friend of Mr Hope's.
"Mr N. Brady as Mark Ingestre. In Mr Tod Slaughter's final production of Sweeny Todd. Hope's Characters No. 67."  Full length portrait of Brady in sailors uniform, waving cutlass. The original pencil sketch of this plate states "Final performance, Hackney Empire, 1955", and is dated 1984.  This character is taken from the final production of Tod Slaughter's 'Sweeny Todd' at the Hackney Empire in 1955. Mr Slaughter collapsed and died in the wings of the Hackney Empire in March 1955.
"Mr Van Amburgh as The Brute Tomer of Pompeii. Hope's Characters No. 68." Full length portrait of Van Amburgh in Roman dress. He has a lion to his left and a tiger to his right, and a baby tiger on his shoulders. Roman columns in background.
"Mr Lewis as William the Conqueror. Hope's Characters No. 69." Full length portrait of Lewis in battle dress, holding shield and waving a sword. Castle in background.

"Cinderella Transformation Scene". My copy titled in pencil 'Miss Paton as Cinderella, in transformation scene, Drury Lane, Theatre Royal, 1830'. A longish print approx 12"x7". Coach and plumed ponies with Cinderella in lavish ballgown. Miniature footmen, coachmen and attendants. (See also Hope's Portraits No. 5. and miscellaneous portraits No. 2.)  Click picture on right for larger view

"Circus Boy." Large true life, not caricature style, portrait of boy in 1950's leather jacket and jeans, with Shetland Pony. Subtle aquatint colours.
"Lord Kitchener. Hope's Characters No. 77." Full length portrait of Kitchener on horseback in town square?, many soldiers marching by. (I helenmagoregor.jpg (16886 bytes) have Mr Hope's original pencil working drawing of this print. A photocopy of which will be included with this print. This sketch is dated 1979.)

"Mrs Egerton as Helen Magoregor" (10 x 8 inches)  (Tinsel picture shown)  Click picture on right for larger view

"Mr Denver as Marcus Aurelius. Hope's Characters No. 83." Full length portrait of Denver in Gladiator costume, in defensive stance. Holding shield and sword. Roman buildings in background. Denver ended his days as an usher, taking tickets in minor theatres in the provinces.
"Miss Romer as Joan of Arc. Hope's Characters No. 85." Full length portrait of Romer as Joan of Arc, in full armour, in classical Juvenile Drama pose. Small view of Reims Cathedral in background, surrounded by rolling countryside. 
"Miss Ellen Pollock as Fairy Queen in Bluebell in Fairyland. Hope's Characters No. 87."  Full
length portrait of Pollock as a fairy in the cave scene. With view roderick.jpg (15867 bytes) through arches to Fairyland in background. Miss Pollock was 15 when she first played the role of Fairy Queen. This print is from the Olympic Theatre, in the 1920's. At the audition Miss Ellaline Terris, the producer, Sir Seymour Hicks', said 'Let's try that tall girl over there' and Pollock got the role. 

"Mr T.P. Cooke as Roderick. Hope's Characters No. 90."  English actor of 'Brave British Tar' roles-popular with early 19thC audiences.  Full length portrait of Cooke with shield and axe, in tartan battle dress. With view of lake and castle ruins in background. There is a 'pair' for this print: 'Miss Pollock as Helen Magregor. Hope's Characters No. 8.  (Tinsel picture shown)  Click picture on right for larger view

"Mr Egerton as Hassarac in Ali Baba. Hope's Characters No. 96." Mr Egerton in dramatic pose in front of gold objects on rocks.

morgiana.jpg (16082 bytes) "Miss Vincent as Morgiana. Hope's Characters No. 97."  Miss Vincent with raised dagger in front of eastern style buildings.  (Tinsel picture shown) markantony.jpg (19970 bytes)"Mr Wilcox as Mark Antony"  (8 x 6  inches)  (Tinsel picture shown)

"Alfred the Great. No. 98."  Alfred mounted on rearing horse. Rising sun over long boats moored in background.
"Constantine. Hope's Characters No. 99." Mounted Constantine, river in background.
"Mr Owen Roughwood as Potiphar, in Joseph and his Brethren. Hope's Characters No. 100." 
Full length portrait of Roughwood as Potiphar, in full armour, in classical Juvenile Drama pose. Small view of Sphinx and pyramids in background, surrounded by classical columns. (I have Mr Hope's original pencil working drawing of this print. A photocopy of which will be included with this print. This sketch is dated 1985.)

 

Hope's Portraits (Large size)

The following prints are all full length theatrical portraits of the subjects, the majority adopting a dramatic pose.  By tradition, as these do, they usually have a small scenic view behind in the bottom third of the print The prints are approx. 8"x12" to the plate marks. They are available as Tinsel Pictures or Hand-coloured Pictures. For details please see above under the Section Hope's Portraits (Normal Size).

"George Washington, 'He Never Told a Lie'. Hope's Portraits (large size) No. 3. 4d coloured." Nice fairyqueen17.jpg (21273 bytes) image depicting the cherry tree incident. Full length portrait of Washington, his hand in his waistcoat, carrying swords. Early stars and stripes behind. In background, Washington as a boy standing in garden by the felled cherry tree, refusing to lie to avoid punishment from his father for felling the tree.

"Miss Pollock as The Fairy Queen in 'Bluebell in Fairyland' Chelsea Palace Theatre" - London 1919 - 1920 season.  (Tinsel picture shown) Click picture on right for larger view

Yesterdays Landscapes

Mr Hope has produced altogether around 20 topographical prints. These are in a similar style to the Juvenile Drama prints, but the colours are a bit more subtle, in keeping with nature. This produces a most attractive print. The prints are approx. 7"x10" or 10"x7" to the plate marks.

"Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. 1890". (so titled in pencil) View up Bridge Street showing timber framed buildings on left and 'The Star Inn' on the right.few people around, and horse & cart in foreground. Very atmospheric. (9.5" x 6.5" 'landscape' view).  Click picture on right for larger view.

"A Yarmouth Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. 1890". (so titled in pencil) Very dramatic close up 'vanishing perspective' view of tiny narrow cobble street. Ancient ramshackle buildings to both sides. Few people around in doorways. (7.5" x 12" 'portrait' view)
"Old Thorpe Village, Norwich, Norfolk. 1903". (so titled in pencil) View of trading and pleasure boats on the river, the village and the church being on the far bank.
"Old Braughing Village, Nr. Ware, Hertfordshire. 1903". (So titled in pencil) View from the river bank with fisherman by footbridge, over to the church, with various houses surrounding the church.
"Old Norwich, Norfolk. 1904". (So titled in pencil) View of trading boats on the river with houses and warehouses on the waters edge. Cathedral spire in distance.
"Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, 1944." (So titled in pencil) View up Church street with shops either side. The church is central to the view at the top of the street. Contemporary posters are shown on one wall.

 

Portraits

The following prints are all full length theatrical portraits of the subjects, the majority adopting a dramatic pose. By tradition, as these do, they usually have a small scenic view behind in the bottom third of the print The prints are approx. 7"x9" to the plate marks. They are probably part of the 'Hope's Portraits' series above, but I have not been able to place them in sequence as yet. Tinsel Pictures or Coloured Pictures. See details above for 'Hopes Portraits' for availability.

"Miss Deborah Kerr as Princess Flavia in Prisoner of Zenda."  Miss Kerr is still alive, but it is believed that she has no knowledge of this print. Full length portrait of Kerr, in elegant dress, carrying Roses. Palace Interior in background.
"Mr Charles Wood as Prince Charming in Cinderella. Engraved by J Hope."  Ms pencil below: "Covent Garden, 1830" Wood played 'Prince' in the 1st English adaptation of Rossini's 'Cinderella' at Drury Lane. The show was a mixture of spectacle, pantomime and Opera. Full length portrait of Wood in costume. Throne room in background.
"Mrs Vineing as Prince Aladdin."  Ms pencil below: "Drury Lane, 1830" An old Theatre Royal Covent Garden favourite. Vineing played 'Aladdin' in Christmas extravaganza. Full length portrait of Vineing in costume. Genie, etc, in background.
"Miss M Footer as Britannia. Hope."  Miss Footer [the elder] attended Hethel? School, Norfolk (1946-47), won 1st prize in fancy-dress as 'Britannia' at the schools annual social evening. Full length portrait of Footer in typical Britannia pose. With shield, lion and ship.
"Mr G. Bennet as Othello. Hope's Characters." Full length portrait of Bennet as Othello, buildings and part of a gondola in background.
"Ellen Pollock as Eliza Dolittle, in G.B. Shaw's Pygmalion." Portrait of Pollock, with basket of flowers, seated at foot of Eros, in Piccadilly Circus. 
"Mrs Egerton as Helen Maggregor. Hope's Characters."  Full length view of Egerton in fighting pose, in kilt carrying axe and shield. View over loch in background.
"Miss Vincent as the Victor of Rome"  Full length view of Vincent in Gladiator pose, with sword and shield. Roman building in background. 
"St Andrew of Scotland."  St Andrew mounted on rearing horse. Serpent and castle overlooking loch in background.
"St David of Wales."  St David mounted on rearing horse. Lake in background.
"Burns"  View of mounted Robert Burns galloping through countryside. 8"x12".
"Terry's Texas Rangers. No. 1." Civil War figure with rifle and flag. Dramatic portrait.

 

Miscellaneous Plain Factual Portraits

"T. E. Lawrence".  Untitled. Head and shoulders view of the T.E. Lawrence, as he is represented on the famous monument in St Martin's Church, Wareham. Uncoloured.
"Don Lewis Osborne." Titled. 1/2 length view of Osborn in US military uniform. Osborn is an American Genealogist. He lives in Kansas.  He served in the US Army in Germany. He has recently published a book on Genealogy.

   
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