21. Coquelin in "Cyrano de Bergerac."

Scope and Content

One cigarette card with illustration of Coquelin.

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

Comedian, was born at Boulogne-sur-mer, in 1841; he died in 1909. He obtained first prize at the Paris Conservatoire in 1860, and opened at the Comedie Francaise in the same year. He toured Europe and America several times; in 1895 he created his famous part of Cyrano de Bergerac, his acting of the character of that renowned soldier and author (whose huge nose was such a sad trial to him), bringing the distinguished actor much fame.