Sunday, July 27, 2014

Edward Gorey's Mikado Poster

In true 19th century aristocratic fashion, the Mikado enters riding--a penny-farthing! Edward Gorey's 1983 poster for Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" (1885) reveals the Mikado in his true light as a product of Victorian England, Japanese in name only.

Edward Gorey, "The Mikado" poster, signed and numbered edition, no. 89/100, 1983

Note:  If you like this image, why not check out my other blog posts about Edward Gorey?

There are a few Gilbert & Sullivan posts lying about as well. has numerous images from Edward Gorey's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado."


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