Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Gilbert Collection

"Remembering Gilbert: A Timeless Legacy of Opera, Art, and Racing" Step into the world and Sullivan operas

Background imageGilbert Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S

GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of " H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Background imageGilbert Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageGilbert Collection: The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert

The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert
The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Etching of the sculpture by Sir Frederic Leighton. A print from Modern Artists, prepared under the direction of FG Dumas, JS Virtue and Co, London

Background imageGilbert Collection: Greyhound Racing at White City

Greyhound Racing at White City
An advertisement for greyhound racing at White City stadium with a painting by Gilbert Holiday. The caption reads: " The trap snaps open...the 30

Background imageGilbert Collection: Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster

Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster
Poster for the Gilbert and Sullivan production The Gondoliers. W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan worked together to create fourteen operas between 1871 and 1896

Background imageGilbert Collection: Greyhounds by Gilbert Holiday

Greyhounds by Gilbert Holiday
Painting by the well-known horse and animal artist, Gilbert Holiday of a greyhound bitch and her two puppies. During the 1930s

Background imageGilbert Collection: Ws Gilbert / Vanity Fair

Ws Gilbert / Vanity Fair
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan

Background imageGilbert Collection: Poster advertising HMS Pinafore

Poster advertising HMS Pinafore, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. 20th century

Background imageGilbert Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, building began in 1933. It was the first of a series of very large electric generators set up in order to nationalize the grid

Background imageGilbert Collection: Sullivan / Vanity Fair

Sullivan / Vanity Fair
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN Musician, noted for his collaboration with Gilbert on a series of operettas

Background imageGilbert Collection: All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein

All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein, 17 September 1901.Chromolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927)

Background imageGilbert Collection: Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434

Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434
Supermarine Spitfire IXB, G-ASJV/MH434, flown by Ray Hanna. James Gilbert photo

Background imageGilbert Collection: Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company

Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company, famous for its Gilbert and Sullivan operetta productions. Pictured are scenes from The Gondoliers, The Mikado and The Yeomen of the Guard

Background imageGilbert Collection: Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434

Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434
Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB, G-ASJV/MH434. James Gilbert photo

Background imageGilbert Collection: Pinafore / Programme 1

Pinafore / Programme 1
Cover of the programme for the original production, incorporating portraits of Mr Gilbert and Mr Sullivan, also Mr D Oyly Carte

Background imageGilbert Collection: Mikado / Music Sheet 2

Mikado / Music Sheet 2
featuring the Mikado in person

Background imageGilbert Collection: The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert; music Arthur Sullivan. First produced Savoy Theatre, 3rd October 1888

Background imageGilbert Collection: SHAKESPEARE: TEMPEST. Title page of a 19th century edition of William Shakespeares The Tempest

SHAKESPEARE: TEMPEST. Title page of a 19th century edition of William Shakespeares The Tempest, wood engraving after Sir John Gilbert

Background imageGilbert Collection: W. G. Grace batting at Gravesend, 1913

W. G. Grace batting at Gravesend, 1913
Photograph of Dr. William Gilbert Grace (1848-1915) batting in the Gravesend vs. Eltham cricket match, held at Gravesend cricket ground, 1913

Background imageGilbert Collection: Mikado / Music Sheet

Mikado / Music Sheet
Three little maids from school Date: first produced 1885

Background imageGilbert Collection: Walter Passmore / Iolanthe

Walter Passmore / Iolanthe
WALTER PASSMORE Comic actor and singer, best known for his Gilbert & Sullivan roles, seen here in Iolanthe

Background imageGilbert Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageGilbert Collection: The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for the Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, first produced Savoy Theatre, 14th March 1885 Date: circa 1885

Background imageGilbert Collection: Glasgow University

Glasgow University
THE UNIVERSITY GALOP Edward and Alexandra are cheered as they leave after opening GLASGOW UNIVERSITY in its fine new building by George Gilbert Scott Date: 1870

Background imageGilbert Collection: The Mikado at the Savoy

The Mikado at the Savoy
Sketches from The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London: The Mikado (Mr R. Temple), Nanki-Pooh (Mr Durward Lely), Katisha (Miss Brandram), Pooh-Bah (Mr R)

Background imageGilbert Collection: G K Chesterton, writer

G K Chesterton, writer
Gilbert Keith Chesterton writer

Background imageGilbert Collection: Programme design, Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida

Programme design, Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida, Savoy Theatre, London. A respectful operatic perversion of Tennysons " Princess" in Three Acts. circa 1880s

Background imageGilbert Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageGilbert Collection: Cincinnati Federal Theatre presents Pirates of Penzance a Gi

Cincinnati Federal Theatre presents Pirates of Penzance a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of The Pirates of Penzance at Emery, Walnut & Parkway

Background imageGilbert Collection: D Oyly Cartes Opera Co. in Utopia, limited Gilbert & Sulliv

D Oyly Cartes Opera Co. in Utopia, limited Gilbert & Sullivans new opera. Date c1894

Background imageGilbert Collection: Warwickshire Cricket Club - 1888

Warwickshire Cricket Club - 1888
Sketches at the County Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham - the home of Warwickshire CC. The main pavilion is shown in the centre

Background imageGilbert Collection: Ws Gilbert / Eglington

Ws Gilbert / Eglington
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan

Background imageGilbert Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 at Heyford

Avro Vulcan B2 at Heyford. James Gilbert photo

Background imageGilbert Collection: Breaking Up a Rush - Polo by Gilbert Holiday

Breaking Up a Rush - Polo by Gilbert Holiday
The glamour and thrill of the galloping game depicted by equestrian artist Gilbert Holiday, showing an incident during an Inter-Regimental Polo match where the ball

Background imageGilbert Collection: R D oyly Carte / Van Fair

R D oyly Carte / Van Fair
RICHARD D OYLY CARTE English impresario, producer of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas

Background imageGilbert Collection: Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster

Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster
Poster for the Gilbert and Sullivan production The Pirates of Penzance. W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan worked together to create fourteen operas between 1871 and 1896

Background imageGilbert Collection: Ws Gilbert / Sambourne

Ws Gilbert / Sambourne
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan, satirised for his love of the sea and sailing

Background imageGilbert Collection: Gilbert White / Selborne

Gilbert White / Selborne
GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE Distant view of the birthplace and home of the naturalist, at Selborne, Hampshire

Background imageGilbert Collection: Sullivan / Sambourne

Sullivan / Sambourne
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN Musician, noted for his collaboration with Gilbert on a series of operettas

Background imageGilbert Collection: Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire
The Wycombe Union workhouse at Saunderton during its use as a World War One military hospital. Several men in uniform stand at the left of the entrance

Background imageGilbert Collection: Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904

Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904
Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC, G-FIRE/NH904, flown by Ray Hanna at Biggin Hill in 1981. James Gilbert photo. Date: 1981

Background imageGilbert Collection: The Croucher, 1901. Creator: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward

The Croucher, 1901. Creator: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward
The Croucher, 1901. English cricketer Gilbert Laird Jessop (1874-1955) played for Cambridge University, Gloucestershire, and England, and was Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 1898. [London, 1901]

Background imageGilbert Collection: An Elegant Soiree

An Elegant Soiree, . Private Collection

Background imageGilbert Collection: Arthur Draws the Sword from the Stone, 1911. Artist: Walter Crane

Arthur Draws the Sword from the Stone, 1911. Artist: Walter Crane
Arthur Draws the Sword form the Stone, 1911. The young Arthur pulls the sword from the stone to become King of England. Frontispiece of Stories of the Knights of the Round Table by Henry Gilbert

Background imageGilbert Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageGilbert Collection: Barbara Hepworth, English artist and sculptor

Barbara Hepworth, English artist and sculptor
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), English artist and sculptor. circa 1948

Background imageGilbert Collection: Old Parr, 17th century, (1912). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Old Parr, 17th century, (1912). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Old Parr, 17th century, (1912). Portrait of Englishman Thomas Parr who supposedly lived for 152 years. A print of Peter Paul Rubens painting

Background imageGilbert Collection: Leslie Howard as RJ Mitchell in The First of the Few

Leslie Howard as RJ Mitchell in The First of the Few
Leslie Howard (1893-1943) photographed on the film set for The First of the Few, in which he played the Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell. 1942



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

"Remembering Gilbert: A Timeless Legacy of Opera, Art, and Racing" Step into the world and Sullivan operas, where enchanting melodies and witty lyrics come alive on stage. From the first production of H. M. S. Pinafore in 1878 to the iconic D'Oyly Carte Souvenir posters that captured their essence, Gilbert's genius continues to captivate audiences. Beyond his theatrical pursuits, Gilbert's artistic talents extended beyond the stage. "The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, " a masterpiece from c1880-1882, showcases his versatility as an artist. His brushstrokes bring life to this powerful scene. Intriguingly enough, Greyhound Racing at White City became another passion for Gilbert. The thrill of these races mirrored the excitement found in his operatic works – both filled with anticipation and exhilaration. Gilbert's love for aviation is evident through Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434 - a symbol of courage and innovation during World War II. This aircraft embodies his spirit; always pushing boundaries and reaching new heights. Yet amidst all these diverse interests, one cannot forget the sacrifices made by brave soldiers like those depicted in "All that was left of them. " The 17th Lancers near Modderfontein serve as a poignant reminder of their bravery and resilience. Returning to his operatic achievements, posters advertising HMS Pinafore remind us why this work remains timeless. Its catchy tunes still resonate today while showcasing Gilbert's unparalleled storytelling abilities. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company played an instrumental role in bringing these masterpieces to life on stage. Their dedication ensured that audiences could experience the magic firsthand – forever etching Gilbert's name into opera history. Gilbert Holiday beautifully captures the grace and elegance of greyhounds through his artistry. These gentle creatures embody speed and agility much like our beloved opera characters who navigate the complexities of life.