Poster advertising The Tempest

Poster advertising The Tempest

This poster advertises Miss Viola Tree's Company performing The Tempest on 1 February 1921. The poster was originally designed for a production at His Majesty's Theatre, London in 1904. The German artist, Charles Buchel, who trained at London's Royal Academy of Arts, was passionately interested in the theatre and its stars. For 16 years he produced artwork and paintings for posters and souvenir programmes promoting plays staged at His Majesty's Theatre which the actor-manager, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, had built in 1897.