Friston, David Henry (illus).
London. Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 05-16- 1885.
Wood engraving of scenes from the opéra comique "Manon" by Jules Massenet, first performed in Paris in 1884; it proved to be Massenet's most popular creation. The engraving, from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of May 16, 1885 is on a sheet size 15 3/4 x 11 inches. Text relating to the piece on verso. Engraving in good clean condition. The artist, David Henry Friston, would gain fame in 1887 for the first illustrations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Item #53347