Gilbert and Sullivan Society "The Mikado" set design, Act II, Rice University
A watercolor painting by Anderson Todd of the set design for Act II of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera "The Mikado", intended for use by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston. The image depicts a stylized tree with white flowers, rising from the center of a circular bench. On the left is a red and white umbrella. The backdrop shows a footbridge over a stream, with trees and a pagoda in the distance. Artist's last name appears on lower right hand margin. Original resource is a watercolor painting.
In 1951, a small group of Rice Institute faculty and their wives started the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Using the resources and talent of the university, the group staged productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest plays. Performances not only took place at Hamman Hall and Cohen House, but also at the Kinkaid School and local churches.
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