Rare menu signed Sarah Bernhardt and Anthony Hope Hawkins
Complimentary Luncheon to Madame Sarah Bernhardt (Menu)
2 July 1901
Cover illustrated in green depicting Sarah Bernhardt in
Aiglon on the right.
Interior text in green, 4 pages, 14x16.5cm.
On the cover: dated handwritten signature in pencil by Sarah Bernhardt “SarahBernhardt 1901,” and also the handwritten signature of the British novelist AnthonyHopeHawkins (1863-1933) “AnthonyHopeHawkins.”
This is the menu for a lunch organised in the honour of Sarah
Bernhardt who played the role of the Aiglon in England. Organized by the
New Vagabond Club at the Hotel Cecil on Tuesday, 2 July 1901. Three
toasts were raised by the President of the Club (Anthony Hope
Hawkins), the first of the King of England, the second to President
of the French, and the third to their guest, Sarah Bernhardt.
[Document excerpted from a handwritten album by Marian and Frank Furniss]. This menu has been laminated on the back cover, hence the
fragments of text missing visible in the last photo.