The Robertson Davies collection is comprised of more than 5000 volumes, theatre prints and ephemera, this remarkable collection reflects Davies's interests in literature, literary criticism, art, music, theatre, theatre criticism, theatre biography and autobiography, film, drama, history and psychology. The Tinsel Print Collection is our first endeavour to highlight the various theatre and personal ephemera in the Robertson Davies collection.

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Mr. Fechter as La Gardare


Although born in England, Charles Albert Fechter was raised in France. He spent much of his career there, but after his success as a stage director of…

Mr. Phelps as Sir John Falstaff


Although Mr. Phelps was considered a second tier actor, he was still considered "one of the best 'all around' actors the English stage has known." [1]…

4 engravings mounted


It is unknown whether the four prints mounted in this frame were originally printed together. Collections of portraits would often be published…