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CLASSIC PLAYS: Souvenirs and Portraits


1898: Portrait of MR. JOHN HARE (from 'Celebrities of The Stage')
Tinted colour portrait of Mr.John Hare, from a photograph by Downey. Sir John Hare (1844-1921), English comedian and manager, was knighted in 1907; he acted at the Prince of Wales Theatre (1865-74), co-managed the Court Theatre (1874-79), managed the St.James's Theatre (1879-88) and the The Garrick Theatre (1889-1895). This portrait measures 7.5x10, and is printed on a 9.75x13.75 page; the reverse has biographical details of Hare [excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £18

1898: Portrait of MISS JULIA NEILSON (from 'Celebrities of The Stage')
Tinted colour portrait of Miss Julia Neilson, from a photograph by Johnson. Julia Neilson (1868-1957) trained at the Royal Academy of Music, then made her debut at the Lyceum in 1888 (in W.S.Gilbert's play Pygmalion and Galatea); her greatest success was as Rosalind in the record-breaking run of As You Like It (1896-98). She married Ellen Terry's brother Fred Terry in 1891, who often appeared with her and partnered her in management at the Haymarket from 1900. This portrait measures 7x10.5, and is printed on a 9.75x14 page; the reverse has biographical details of Miss Neilson [excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £18

c1900: Tinted colour portrait of MISS GRANVILLE
Tinted colour portrait of Miss Granville in An Interrupted Honeymoon, from a photograph by Ellis & Wallery. Portrait (7.9x10.4) is tipped onto a larger sugar-paper page (c10x14), faced with a page of biographical details. [excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £15

c1900: Tinted colour portrait of MISS ELLALINE TERRISS
Tinted colour portrait of Miss Ellaline Terriss in Bluebell in Fairyland, from a photograph by Ellis & Wallery. Portrait (7.9x10.4) is tipped onto a larger sugar-paper page (c10x14), faced with a page of biographical details (grubby). [portrait: excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £18

c1900: Tinted colour portrait of MISS MARIE STUDHOLME
Tinted colour portrait of Miss Marie Studholme in The Toreador, from a photograph by Ellis & Wallery. Portrait (7.9x10.4) is tipped onto a larger sugar-paper page (c10x14), faced with a page of biographical details. [excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £18

c1900: Tinted colour portrait of MISS KATIE SEYMOUR
Tinted colour portrait of Miss Katie Seymour in The Runaway Girl, from a photograph by Ellis & Wallery. Portrait (7.9x10.4) is tipped onto a larger sugar-paper page (c10x14). [some loss on left margin of backing page, else excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £15

1901: Portrait of MR.ROBERT TABER as Orsino (Her Majesty's Theatre)
A superb colour plate of Mr.Robert Taber as Orsino, in Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree's production of TWELFTH NIGHT at Her Majesty's Theatre, London in 1901. Produced by Carl Hentschel Ltd., London; the colour plate reproduced from an oil painting by Chas.A.Buchel, by the Hentschel-Colourtype process [8"x6" actual size, on a 8.75"x12.25" page; holes punched on one side, margins slightly grubby and knocked, else VG; highly suitable for framing] £5

1901: Portrait of MR.COURTICE POUNDS as Feste, the Clown (Her Majesty's Theatre)
A superb colour plate of Mr.Courtice Pounds as Feste, the Clown, in Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree's production of TWELFTH NIGHT at Her Majesty's Theatre, London in 1901. Produced by Carl Hentschel Ltd., London; the colour plate reproduced from an oil painting by Chas.A.Buchel, by the Hentschel-Colourtype process [8"x6" actual size, on a 8.75"x12.25" page; holes punched on one side, borders grubby and knocked, 1.5" tear across margin, cellotape adhesions to rear; portrait VG; highly suitable for framing] £2

1901: HENRY V (Lyceum Theatre) Souvenir Programme
A Souvenir of Lewis Waller's production of KING HENRY V, originally presented at the Lyceum Theatre on 22nd December, 1900. A red folder, printed in back and gold, bearing a colour print of Waller as King Henry V; the folder contains 12 SUPERB SEPIA PHOTOGRAVURES of Henry V (Lewis Waller), Katherine (Miss Sarah Brooke), Constable of France (Mr.Wm.Devereux), William (Mr.J.H.Barnes), Archbishop of Canterbury (Mr.George Warde), Charles VI, King of France (Mr.Bassett Roe), The Chorus (Miss Lily Hanbury), Duke of Exeter (Mr.Norman McKinnell), Louis, the Dauphin (Mr.Gerald Lawrence), Pistol (Mr.Wm.Mollison), The Chorus (Miss Lily Hanbury) and Fluellen (Mr.E.M.Robson)
[folder 10.5x12.6 (colour print 6.25x8.9); twelve 5.25x7.75 photogravures, on 10x12 sheets, separated with original tissue paper; published by Langfier Ltd., Old Bond Street, London; printed and engraved by the Strand Engraving Co. Ltd., associated with The Art Photogravure Co., Ltd., 146 Strand; a few minor creases and some foxing to borders of prints (esp.Constable of France), else in excellent condition; highly suitable for framing] £35

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