Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) Actor, playwright. Pinero began writing plays in the late 1870s while at the Lyceum, including Daisy’s Escape in 1879 and Bygones in 1880. He became a prolific and successful playwright, authoring fifty-nine plays. These include serious social dramas, some dealing with social hypocrisy surrounding attitudes to women in second marriages.
7 ¼” x 10 ½” autograph quotation signed, July 8, 1897. “’Dose who love deep never grow old…Dey may die of age, but dey die young’ The Princes and the Butterfly”.