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Walker designed this poster for Wilkie Collins’s “The Woman in White,” staged at the Olympic Theatre, London in 1871-2. Collins adapted the script from his enormously successful mystery novel published in 1859, and Walker was a friend. Considered the first theatrical poster by a well-known artist, the image represents the actress Anne Catherick swathed in a white cloak, flinging open a church door to step out into a graveyard at night.

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