Saturday, October 19, 2013

Painting of the Day: Frederick Robson as Gam-Bogie, The Yellow Dwarf, 1856

The Yellow Dwarf
English, 1856
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This 1856 painting by R. Emery depicts the Victorian actor Frederick Robson in character as Gam-Bogie, the Yellow Dwarf . Robson starred in the second London theatrical production which was based on the French fairytale. The first, produced in 1820, is mentioned in the 
previous post. This retelling of the story was written by James Robinson Planché, and, was met with much acclaim and favorable critical reception, especially for Robson’s performance. 

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