The Dolly Chorus

FRANK WATKINS (1863-1929)

The Dolly Chorus

c. 1925 United Kingdom

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£350 gbp
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You just should hear our dollies sing
While I am beating time
They’ll sing as true as anything
A song from Pantomime

They’ll sing aloud … a lovely tone
Although they are … but dumb
You see, its Bobby’s … Gramophone
That makes the voices come!

Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the early 20th century, drawing for many children’s stories including Dolly Twoshoes (1901); The Wonder and Dolly Daydream (1902); Illustrated Chips and Dick and Daisy (1919-1921) and also for Merry Moments. He provided book illustrations for The Man From the Moon by Philip Carmichael (1909); The Sun’s Babies by Edith Howes (1910); The King Who Never Died: Tales of King Arthur by Dorothy Senior (1910) and Fairy Rings by Edith Howes (1911). In the 1920s he contributed as a writer and illustrator to a large number of Blackie’s special publications for children including My Own Big Book, My Own Picture Story Book, The Rainy Day Book and others. Watkins lived at 64 Waldegrave Park, Twickenham.
Height 29.50 cm (11.61 inches)
Width 22.00 cm (8.66 inches)
External Height 49.00 cm (19.29 inches)
External Width 41.00 cm (16.14 inches)
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Pen and ink, framed
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