Read the full article, “Illustrating the Sueltas” on the Harry Ransom Center’s Cultural Compass blog.
Dated 1775, this is the earliest illustrated suelta in the collection.
From the 1888 play, “Nina.”
A photo of the actress who plays Boquerón, from the 1892 play of the same name.
This unusual and elegant engraving is from an early suelta, dated 1880, titled “Misantropía y arrepentimiento.”
Unusual scene illustrations from the publisher’s wrapper from Roberto el diablo, 1865.
A stage diagram from an 1898 Spanish translation of Victor Hugo’s last novel “Nintey-three.”