Mr. Sims Reeves

Mr. Sims Reeves

Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)


Wood engraving

Punch (14 May 1881): 226

“Punch’s Fancy Portraits. — No. 31”

“Then farewell my trim-built tenor
Oratorio Sims, farewell.”

According to Wikipedia, “John Sims Reeves (1821–1900), usually called simply Sims Reeves, was the foremost English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor vocalist of the mid-Victorian era.”

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