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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 906

Alfred Bryan caricatures of W. S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and friends

Caricatures by English illustrator Alfred Bryan.


  • 1875-1898

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

This collection includes 19th-century caricatures of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and their peers. Most illustrations are from The entr'acte.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Bryan (1852-1899) was an English illustrator and caricaturist most known for his illustrations in the theater review magazine The entr'acte. Bryan's work was also featured in Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and Judy.


Arranged alphabetically by caricature subject.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary
Link to catalog
Bryan, Alfred, 1852-1899. Alfred Bryan caricatures of W. S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and friends, 1875-1898: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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