|Title:||Folies Bergere Programs|
|Description:||Two original Folies-Bergere Matinee fold-out programs. 1891 adn 1892. Octavo, measures approximately 9.75 inches by 6.25 inches, 4 pages each, Very good. Chromolithographed by F. Appel, Paris.|
|Condition:||Very good condition|
|Origin:||These were the property of the 19th century opera singer, D. Eloise Morgan (photo attached).|
|Provenance:||Belonged to 19th century opera star, D. Eloise Morgan|
|Appraised By:||Thomas Joyce|
|Appraiser Comments:||D. ELoise Morgan appears to have been involved in comic opera, also known as l'opera comique, possibly in a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance".
Your programs are quite early, as Folies Bergere materials go. And the lithography is fanciful and collectible.. On the down side, your programs are for matinees, rather than evening performances. Evening performances may have had more stimulating covers.
Inasmuch as they are mounted in a scrapbook (that is what you suggested), then they are susceptible to damage should they be removed (whether removed by an amateur or even by a professional paper restorer). But that begs the questions as to whether or not they ought to be removed from the contents of the scrapbook. That is a harder question to answer.
Priced for nice condition, and presuming safe removal from the paper and the adhesve. Priced once for each programme.
Also, F.Appel was the accomplished chromolithographer in Paris. There are undoubtedly collectors just for his presswork, Folies or not.
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