Photographic holdings - Albums 229-258

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Album 229 (Lady Ottoline Morrell Album Twelve)
Contains 93 pages with 252 prints
1936-1937

Sitters include: George Barker, Jessica Baker (née Woodward), Lady Anne Bentinck, Lord Charles Bentinck, Lady Olivia Bentinck (née Taylour), Lady Peggy Bentinck, William Arthur Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, Tancred Borenius, Gordon Bottomley, Simon Bussy, Benedetto & Adela Croce, Walter de la Mare, Anne and Adrian Goodman Francis Hackett, Signe Hackett (née Toksvig), Christopher Hassall, John Hayward, Aldous Huxley, Maria Huxley (née Nys), Matthew Huxley, Augustus John and Dorelia McNeil, Samuel S. Koteliansky, Henry Lamb, Lady Pansy Lamb (née Pankenham), Sir Edward Marsh, Hope Mirrless, Julian Morrell, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Philip Morrell, Robert Nichols, Norman Notley, Frank O'Connor, Edith Olivier, Lady Pembroke, Stephen Potter, T.F. Powys, Violet Powys (née Dodds), Catherine Colomb (Marion Reymond, née Colomb), Steven Runciman, Bertrand Russell (with Katherine & John), Peter (Patricia) Russell (née Spence), Hester Sassoon (née Gatty), Siegfried Sassoon, Boshi and Gertrude Sen, Dame Ethel Smyth, Sebastian Sprott, James Stephens, Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, Lady Ivy Tichfiled (née Gordon-Lennox), later 7th Duchess of Portland, Lionel Filden, Andrew and David Wemyss, Lady Victoria Wemyss (née Cavendish-Bentinck), Lawrence Whistler, Mona Wilson, W. B. Yeats, G. M. Young.

Locations include: UK: 10 Gower Street, London, Ramsdale Park (Nottinghamshire), Kirby Lonsdale, Underley Hall (Lancashire) Lanwell Lodge, Melrose Abbey (Scotland), Roman Wall (Northumberland) York, (Yorkshire), Lincoln (Lincolnshire), Ely, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), Hampton Court (Surrey), Studland, Corfe (Dorset), Salisbury, Broadchalke, Stonehenge, Farley (Wiltshire), Naworth Castle (Cumbria), Kenilworth Castle, Coleshill (Warwickshire), Lichfield (Staffordshire), Sheffield Place (Sussex), Groombridge Place (Kent). Ireland: Dublin, Leopardstown. France: Besançon. Switzerland: Vevey. Italy: Bergamo, Milan, Turin, Meana.

End date at Hampton Court: 27th September 1937


Index of subjects in the Lady Ottoline Morrell collection

 

Allégret, Marc
Allen, Clifford
Anrep, Boris (also see von Anrep)
Anrep, Helen (née Maitland)
Anrep, Junia
Arlen, Michael
Asquith, Anthony ('Puffin')
Asquith, Henry Herbert (1st Earl of Oxford of Oxford and Asquith)
Asquith, Emma Alice Margaret ('Margot') (Countess of Oxford and Asquith)
Asquith, Helen
Asquith, Katharine Frances (née Horner)
Asquith, Perdita
Asquith, Raymond
Atkins, Helen

Baring, Evelyn
Baker, Harold Barker, George
Balfour, Arthur James,1st Earl
Balfour, Lady Frances
Baltus, George
Baring, Evelyn
Beaton, Cecil
Beit, Sir Alfred, 2nd Bt
Bell, Clive
Bell, Quentin
Bell, Vanessa (née Stephen)
Bentinck, Lady Anne
Bentinck, William Arthur (6th Duke of Portland)
Bentinck, Lord Charles
Bentinck, Count Godard
Bentinck, Lord Henry
Bentinck, Lord Francis Morven
Bentinck, Lady Olivia 'Birdie' (née Taylour)
Bentinck, Lady Peggy
Bentinck, Winifred (née Dallas-Yorke) (6th Duchess of Portland)
Berners, Lord
Birrell, Augustine
Birrell, Tony
Blunden, Edmund
Blunden, Mary (née Daines)
Bonham Carter, Helen Violet (Baroness Asquith)
Borenius, Tancred
Bottomley, Gordon
Bowen, Elizabeth
Bowra, Sir Maurice
Brett, Dorothy (Hon.)
Bridges, Monica
Bridges, Robert
Brooke, Sylvia (née Brett) Ranee of Sarawak
Brown, Professor Frederick
Bussy, Dorothy (née Strachey)
Bussy, Simon

Cannan, Gilbert
Carrington, Dora
Carr-Saunders, Sir Alexander
Castellani, Sir Aldo
Cecil, Lord David
Cecil, Rachel (née MacCarthy)
Cecil, Lord Hugh
Chadbourne, Emily
Ching, James
Churchill, Charles Spencer- (9th Duke of Marlborough)
Churchill, Gladys Spencer- (née Deacon) (Duchess of Marlborough)
Churchill, Lady Gwendeline
Clutton-Brock, Arthur
Clutton-Brock, Mrs
Colijn, Hendrikus
Colman, Hon. Victoria Helen (née Loder)
Colomb, Catherine (Marion Reymond, née Colomb)
Connelly, Marc
Connolly, Cyril
Cosgrave, Patrick
Cournos, John
Cresswell, Walter D'Arcy
Croce, Adela (née Rossi)
Croce, Benedetto

De la Mare, Colin
De la Mare, Walter
De Mensace, Jean
De Meyer, Baroness Olga
De Robilant, Count
De Selincourt, Anne
De Selincourt, Basil
Derain, André
Dickinson, Eric
Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes
Dillon, Lord
Drieu La Rochelle, Pierre
Dunning, Millar
Dyson, T. W. D.

Earp, Thomas W.
Eastwood, Catherine (née Peel)
Eliot, Henry
Eliot, T. S,
Eliot, Vivien(ne)
Esmonde, Osmond T. G., 12th Bt

Fielding, Susan
Filden, Lionel
Fisher, H. A. L.
Fleming, Val
Force Stead, William
Forster, E. M.

Gates, Sylvester
Gathorne-Hardy, Sir John Francis (Gen Hon.)
Gathorne-Hardy, Robert
George VI, King (Prince Albert)
Gertler, Mark
Gertler, Marjorie (née Hodgkinson)
Gide, André
Gill, Colin
Gill, Margery
Godby, Jules
Gogarty, Oliver St John
Gomm, Lionel ('Tiger')
Goodman, Anne Arianna
Goodman, Philip
Goodman, Victor
Gordon-Lennox, Lady Blanche
Gore, Charles (Bishop of Oxford)
Gore, Lady Winifred
Gore-Booth, Eva
Gorky, Maxim
Grahame, Kenneth
Grant, Duncan
Greene, Graham
Greene, Vivien (née Dayrell-Browning)
Grenfell, Ethel Fane (Baroness Desborough)
Grenfell, Monica Margaret (Hon.)
Grenfell, Ivo George Winfred (Hon.)
Grenfell, William Henry (Baron Desborough)
Grieson, Flora

Hackett, Francis
Hackett, Signe (née Toksvig)
Haldane, Lord
Harcourt, Lord
Hardy, Thomas
Harrison, Hilda
Hartley, L. P
Hendy, Kythé
Hendy, Sir Philip
Heseltine, Philip (Peter Warlock)
Hiles, Barbara
Horner, Edward
Horner, Lady Frances Graham
Horner, Sir John Francis Fortescue
Howard de Walden, Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, Baron

Huxley, Aldous
Huxley, Julian
Huxley, Juliette (née Baillot)
Huxley, Maria (née Nys)
Huxley, Matthew

Itow, Michio

James, Henry
Jerome, Jerome Klapka
John, Augustus

Keynes, John Maynard
Kitchin, Clifford
Knight, Winifred
Knoblock, Edward
Knollys, Eardley
Kochlin, (Mrs)
Koteliansky, Samuel S.

Lamb, Henry
Lamb, Lady Pansy (née Pakenham)
Lambton, John Frederick, 5th Earl of Durham
Lante, Elena
Lante, Filippo
Lawrence, D. H.
Lehmann, Rosamond
Leng, Kyrle
Lewis, Percy Wyndham
Lindsay, Norah
Living, Edward G. D.
Llewelyn-Davies, Michael
Lyttelton, Mary
Lytton, Neville Stephen, 3rd Earl of Lytton

MacCarthy, Desmond
MacCarthy, Dermot
MacCarthy, Molly
MacIver, Alan
Makins, Sir Roger
Malleson, Miles
Mallet, Victor
Mansfield, Katherine
Marsh, Edward
Masefield, Judith
Masood, Sir Ross
Masood, Lady
Massine, Lèonide
Massingham, H. W.
Mathias, Betty
Mathias, Diana
Mathias, Edna
Marchand, Jean
McNeil, Dorelia
Melba, Dame Nellie
Meller, Tina
Mirrlees, Hope
Monro, Aida
Moravia, Alberto
Morgan, Evan
Moore, Thomas Sturge
Morra, Umberto Di Lauriano
Morrell, Harriette
Morrell, Frederick
Morrell, Anne Harriet
Morrell, Julian Ottoline
Morrell, Lady Ottoline Violet Anne
Morrell, Philip Edward
Morris, May
Mortimer, Raymond
Murry, Arthur
Murry, John Middleton
Murry, Richard
Myers, Elsie
Myers, Eve
Myers, Leopold Hamilton

Nelson, Geoffrey
Nicholson, Sir William
Nicols, Robert
Nicolis, Edmondo, Count of Robilant and Cereaglio
Nicolson, Harold
Noble, Cynthia
Norton, Harry
Nuffield, Lord

O'Brien, Edward
O'Connor, Frank (Michael O' Donovan)
Olivier, Edith

Partridge, Frances (née Marshall)
Partridge, Rex (Ralph)
Peel, Anne
Peel, Catherine
Peel, John
Peel, Roger
Peel, (Mrs) Stephen
Philipps, Hugo
Philipps, Wogan
Potter, Stephen
Powell , Dilys
Powys, Theodore (T. F.)
Powys, Violet (née Dodds)
Prewett, Frank ('Toronto')

Quennell, Peter

Raman, Lady (wife of Sir C. V. Raman)
Ralli, Peter

Reymond, Claude
Reymond, Jean
Reymond, Dominique
Ricketts, Ralph
Ritchie, Philip
Ross, Robert
Rothenstein, John
Rothenstein, William
Rowse, A. L
Runciman, Steven (Hon.)
Russell, Betrand
Russell, Dora (née Black)
Russell, John Conrad

Sackville-West, Diana
Sackville-West, Edward
Sackville-West, Vita
Sands, Ethel
Sanger, Charles
Sargant-Florence, Alix
Sassoon, Hester (née Gatty)
Sassoon, Siegfried
Sassoon, Sir Philip
Schuster, Frank
Scott, Alexander
Scudder, Donna Elena
Sen, Boshi
Sen, Gertrude
Sheppard, H. R. L
Shove, Fredegond
Shove, Gerald
Siepmann, Eric
Silcox, Lucy
Smith, David (Hon.)
Smith, Dede
Smith, Edith
Smith, Jimmie
Smith, Mary
Smith, William H. (Hon.)
Smith, Logan Pearsall
Smyth, Dame Ethel
Spender-Clay, Phyllis (Lady Nichols)
Spence, Peter (Patricia Helen)
Spencer, Gilbert
Spencer, Stanley
Spencer, William
Sprigge, Cecil J.
Sprott, Sebastian
Stanley, Harold 'Jim' Ede
Strachey, John
Strachey, Lytton
Strachey, Oliver
Stephens, James
Stephens, (Mrs)
Strong, L. A.G.
Sudley, Viscount
Sutherland, Duchess of (Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower)
Sullivan, J W N

Taylor, Walter
Tennant, Nancy
Tennyson, (Mrs)
Tilden, Philip
Titchfield, Ivy (née Gordon-Lennox)
Titchfield, Marquis of (William Arthur Bentinck, later 7th Duke of Portland)
Tomlin, Stephen
Tomlinson, H. M.
Townshend, Mildred
Tread, Christine
Turner, Delphine
Turner, Walter J.

Van Heeckeren van Kell, Albertine
Van Heeckeren van Kell, Renira
Vansittart, Sarita Enriqueta (née Ward), Lady
Vinogradoff, Igor
Von Anrep, Boris
Von Anrep, Helen
Von Ilsemann, Wilhelm Viktor

Waley, Arthur David
Watt, Alice (née Cavendish Bentinck)
Wellesley, Lady Dorothy (Duchess of Wellington)
Wemyss, Andrew
Wemyss, David
Wemyss, Lady Victoria (née Cavendish-Bentinck)
Wethered, Elizabeth (née Cavendish Bentinck)
Whitehouse, John Howard
Wingfield, Sheila
Wilson, Mona
Woodruff, Mildred
Woolf, Leonard
Woolf, Virginia (née Stephen)
Wright, Sir Almroth
Wrinch, Dorothy

Yeats, William Butler
Young, G. M.

 


Album 230: Lays and Legends (2nd Series) by E. Nesbit
Cloth bound book containing 160 pages of poems. Published 1892 by Longmans, Green & co., London. Frontispiece: Edith Nesbit by Thomas White of Lewisham (x127024)


Album 231: Album of snapshot photographs by Queen Alexandra
Small album containing 25 pages of photographs taken by Queen Alexandra during the Norwegian Cruise on the Victoria and Albert in September 1904. Contains 53 small glossy purple-toned contact bromide prints. Subjects include portraits of crew members, landscapes, seascapes and a picnic by the Fane Fiord on 15 September 1904. Inscribed on the final page by Admiral Rundle stating that the album was presented to him by the Queen.


Albums 232-243: 12 Albums of photographs collected and taken by Barbara Strachey
Full list of contents compiled by Erika Ingham

Album 232 (Barbara Strachey Album One)
America - The Smith Family

Album 233 (Barbara Strachey Album Two)
America - Cousins

Album 234 (Barbara Strachey Album Three)
To England. Friends - Hannah Whitall Smith, Frank Costelloe, older cousins

Album 235 (Barbara Strachey Album Four)
England. Weddings - Mary Whitall Smith (Costelloe) - Alys Pearsall Smith - Frank's friends - Friday's Hill House)

Album 236 (Barbara Strachey Album Five)
Smiths and Costelloes

Album 237(Barbara Strachey Album Six)
Places

Album 238 (Barbara Strachey Album Seven)
Ray and Karin (marriages and children, 1912-1928)

Album 239 (Barbara Strachey Album Eight)
Stracheys and Bloomsburys

Album 240 (Barbara Strachey Album Nine)
Younger Stracheys and Stephens

Album 241 (Barbara Strachey Album Ten)
I Tatti (Bernard Berenson, Mary Berenson, Nicky Mariano and their friends)

Album 242 (Barbara Strachey Album Eleven)
Alys Pearsall Smith, Logan Pearsall Smith, Ray Strachey. Barbara Strachey at school and Oxford, first husband, birth of Roger.

Album 243 (Barbara Strachey Album Twelve)
Wolf Halpern and family, Michael Noble, Barbara Strachey's friends and later Christopher Strachey


Album 244: Ellen Terry Jubilee Souvenir 1906
Album produced on the occasion of the Stage Jubilee (1856-1906) of Dame (Alice) Ellen Terry. Comprising of 30 platinum prints by Window & Grove depicting Ellen Terry in costume for several of her dramatic roles, dating from 1878-1906.

Roles include: Ophelia ('Hamlet'), Portia ('The Merchant of Venice'), Camma ('The Cup'), Juliet ('Romeo and Juliet'), Beatrice ('Much Ado About Nothing'), Margaret ('Faust'), Lady Macbeth ('Macbeth'), Ellaline ('The Amber Heart'), Nance Oldfield ('Nance Oldfield'), Guinevere ('King Arthur'), Volumnia ('Coriolanus'), Mistress Page ('The Merry Wives of Windsor'), Alice Grey ('Alice Sit-by-the-Fire').

Given by Nicholas Blake, November 2007
Catalogued and scanned, November 2007


Album 247: The Book of Fair Women
by E.O. Hoppé & Richard King. Limited edition, copy number 258, published in London by Jonathan Cape in 1922 with an accompanying essay on beauty by Richard King. Contains thirty-two photogravures by E.O. Hoppé.

NPG Acquisition numbers Ax132927-Ax132958

The Book of Fair Women was published in a limited edition of 560 numbered copies, first in Britain and then in America and Germany. The book contained thirty-two photogravure plates of Hoppé’s portraits of beautiful women from around the world. The German edition had four additional plates, taken by the daughter of Hoppé’s friend and mentor, the leading German portraitist Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop.


Transcript of Illustrations

1. ENGLAND ‘Hebe’
2. ENGLNAND Lady Diana Duff-Cooper
3. ENGLAND Miss Gladys Cooper
4. ENGLAND Miss Kathlene Martyn
5. SCOTLAND Viscountess Masserene and Ferrard
6. IRELAND Miss Grace D’Arcy
7. FRANCE Mdlle. Raymonde Thuillier
8. ALGIERS Madame Revalles
9. SPAIN Señora Maria Di Castellani
10. GIPSY Miss Fedora Roselli
11. ITALY Signora Comanetti
12. PORTUGAL Señora Maria Di Castellani
13. RUSSIA Mdlle. Fedorova
14. POLAND Madame Mika Mikun
15. NORWAY Miss Olga Morrison
16. SWEDEN Miss Ana Q. Nilson
17. ARMENIA Armen Ter Ohanian
18. AMERICA Lady Lavery
19. AMERICA Mrs Lydig Hoyt
20. AMERICA Viscountess Maidstone
21. AMERICA Miss Malvina Longfellow
22. AMERICA Miss Marion Davies
23. RED INDIAN Princess White Deer
24. CHILE Countess Lisburne
25. ECUADOR Mrs Haddon Chambers
26. CUBA
27. HAITI
28. HAWAI
29. DUTCH WEST INDIES
30. INDIA Princess Monchsa
31. JAPAN Mrs Tokugawa
32. CHINA Mrs Wellington Koo


Album 248: Souvenir of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

Vellum-bound souvenir album of the fancy dress ball held at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 20 June 1911. The ball was organised by a committee chaired by Mrs George Cornwallis-West (Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill) as part of a movement to endow and found a National Theatre commemorating Shakespeare's achievements and the tercentenary of his death on 23 April 1916. With about 4000 guests dressed in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare's plays, the ball raised £10,000 towards the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The souvenir album went on sale for five guineas per copy.

Consisting of 49 numbered pages and a further separate 48 colour and black and white illustrated plates depicting a number of the ball's attendees in costume. Many of these are reproductions of drawings and paintings while 26 of these plates are photogravures of photographs illustrating the following individuals:

  1. ‘Countess of Wemyss as Katherine of Aragon' by Langfier
  2. ‘Lady Mond as Queen in "Richard II"' by Collings
  3. ‘Lady Paget as a Court Lady in "Henry VI"' by Langfier
  4. ‘The Duchess of Wellington's Quadrille  Party (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - Group taken at Apsley House' by Mendelssohn
  5. ‘Lord Alexander Thynne as Henry VI' and ‘Duchess of Westminster as Queen of France in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
  6. ‘Lady Rosemary Leveson-Gower (sitting) & Countess Zia Torby - Court Ladies in "Henry VI"' by Langfier Ltd
  7. ‘Viscountess Lewisham. Miss Una Shaw-Stewart. Lady Nunburnholme. As Fairies in "The Tempest"' by Langfier Ltd
  8. ‘Lady Cynthia Graham & Lady Juliet Duff as Amazons' by Langfier Ltd
  9. ‘Duke of Somerset as The Lord Protector' by Squire
  10. ‘Lady Lowther, Court Lady in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
  11. ‘Miss Helen Meysey-Thompson as Ceres, Lady Mary Dawson as June, Lady Victoria Carrington as Iris, Lady Joan Legge as Miranda' by Langfier Ltd
  12. ‘Mrs John Leslie as a Court Lady in "Twelfth Night"' by Langfier Ltd
  13. ‘Duke of Manchester. Lord Dunraven. Baron de Tuyll. Countess of Craven. Duchess of Manchester' by Langfier Ltd
  14. ‘1. Countess Hochberg and Sir Hill Child', ‘2. Sir Godfrey Baring', ‘3. Sir Abe Bailey and Family', 4. Lady Baring and Viscount Maitland' (4 on one page) by Langfier Ltd and Topical
  15. ‘Hon. Mrs Rupert Beckett as Duchess of Gloucester' and ‘Viscountess Ingestre as Noble Lady in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
  16. ‘Lord Colum Stuart as Salario in "The Merchant of Venice"' by Robert Faulkner & Co
  17. ‘Lady Gwendolin Spencer Churchill as Attendant on Portia' by Langfier Ltd
  18. ‘Mr Graham Robertson as Borachio. Mr A.E.W. Mason as Balthasar. Lady Alexander as Hero' by Langfier Ltd
  19. ‘Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew as "Portia"' by Lallie Charles
  20. ‘Viscountess Curzon as Margaret of England' by Langfier Ltd
  21. ‘The Hon. Victoria Sackville-West, (Lady Saviles Quadrille.)' by Speaight
  22. ‘Duchess of Sutherland. Mr Louis Mallet. Mrs George Lambton. Lord Charles Beresford' by Langfier Ltd
  23. ‘Miss Violet Vanbrugh (Mrs Arthur Bourchier) as Lady Macbeth' by Lallie Charles
  24. ‘Mr Goschen. The Hon. H. Onslow. Mr Derek Fitzgerald. Mr Grand. Mr Dawson Damer. Lord Gerald Wellesley. Lady Eileen Wellesley. Lt. Sherston' by Langfier Ltd
  25. ‘Lady Lister-Kaye as Court Lady in "Twelfth Night"' by W. & D. Downey
  26. ‘Lord Sackville as Thomas Sackville Earl of Dorset' by Speaight

The volume also contains essays by George Bernard Shaw, Gilbert Keith (‘G.K.') Chesterton, Anthony Hope, Joseph William Comyns Carr, (Charles) Lewis Hind, the 2nd Earl of Lytton and (Henry) Hamilton Fyfe.

Edited by Mrs George Cornwallis-West

Published 1912 for the Shakespeare Ball Committee by Frederick Warne & Co: London & New York; printed by Hudson & Kearns, Limited at the Hatfield Street Press, London S.E.

Purchased, 2010



Album 249: Ida Kar- Artists album, Paris, 1954

Sprial bound album, with red card cover, compiled by Ida Kar in 1954. The label on the front cover is stamped: Copyright Photograph by Ida Kar, 1 Litchfield Street, London WC2.

The album contains 94 vintage prints (NPG Ax134230- Ax134323) of artists photographed in Paris in the spring of 1954 when Kar took a three-month sabbatical from her theatrical photography to build up a notable portfolio of artists at work. The results of Kar’s ‘busy round of visits to studios and ateliers’ in Paris were shown alongside fifteen of her portraits of British artists at Gallery One in October 1954 under the title Forty Artists from London and Paris. They were licensed to Camera Press and circulated with captions by Bill Hopkins, a novelist and lodger at Litchfield Street.

Sitters included in the album:

  1. Costas Andreou
  2. Jean Bazaine
  3. André Beaudin
  4. Camille Bombois
  5. Massimo Campigli
  6. Le Corbusier
  7. Tsugouharu Foujita
  8. Alberto Giacometti
  9. Hans Hartung
  10. Roger Lacourière
  11. Robert Lapoujade
  12. Fernand Léger
  13. Emmanuel Mané-Katz
  14. Joan Miró
  15. Jean Pougny
  16. Man Ray
  17. Germaine Richier
  18. Gérard Schneider
  19. Gino Severini
  20. Pierre Soulages
  21. Ossip Zadkine

Purchased 1999, as part of the Ida Kar archive


Albums 252-253: Howard Coster albums

Two albums containing approximately 104 vintage bromide prints of notable personalities from the twentieth century. Taken during the 1930s and 1940s by Howard Coster, subjects include: Aldous Huxley, A.A. Milne, Christopher Nevinson, Herbert Morrison, Storm Jameson, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Vera Brittain, Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, Harry Pollitt  and John Galsworthy. The Gallery’s collection of original negatives by Howard Coster includes many of the sittings reproduced in these two albums.


Album 257: Snapshots taken during Queen Alexandra’s tours on the Royal Yacht

Small album containing 30 pages of photographs taken during Queen Alexandra’s tours on the Royal Yacht ‘Victoria and Albert’ between 1902 and 1904. Subjects include portraits of Queen Alexandra, Haakon VII, King of Norway, Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales and members of the yacht’s crew. There are also a number of landscapes, seascapes and a picnic by the Fane Fiord. Inscribed on the first page by Admiral Mark Rundle.


Album 258: Henry Irving and Ellen Terry Cuttings Album

Large brown cloth-bound, landscape format album with wheat-sheaf design and ‘POST CARD ALBUM’ impressed on the front cover. 77 pages followed by further blank pages. Pen annotation on inside cover: ‘Sir Henry Irving / 1905’. Pasted into the album are newspaper cuttings (text and images) from 1905 (the year Irving died), including reports regarding his final London performances (June 1905), his visit to Bradford (11 October 1905), obituaries and tributes after his death, and reports of his lying-in-state and funeral at Westminster Abbey. There are also newspaper cuttings from 1938, the centenary of Irving’s birth.

Other documents (some loose) include the Irving memorial issue of The Supplement to the Era (21 October 1905) and theatre programmes for the following plays at the Royal Lyceum Theatre:

-          Faust (from 6 May 1902)
-          Becket (5, 6, 8 and 9 June 1893)
-          Olivia (30 November 1885)
-          Olivia (7 June 1893)
-          King Arthur (8 June 1895)
-          Faust (24 to 26 June 1895)
-          Louis XI (27 and 28 June 1895)
-          Nance Oldfield, A Story of Waterloo and Don Quixote (12 June 1895)
-          The Merchant of Venice (17 to 22 June 1895)
-          Much Ado About Nothing (4 July 1895)
-          Charles I (11 July 1895)
-          The Medicine Man (16 to 21 May 1898)

Ten original photographic items, including black and white postcards (showing Irving in character and in private dress), a hand-coloured cabinet card of Irving as Mephistopheles in Faust after Bernard Partridge’s painting, a cabinet card of Irving as the Vicar in Olivia (damaged) and a carbon print by William Crooke called ‘the last photograph taken of Sir Henry Irving’ in another cutting from the album.

Reproductions of artwork by Paul Renouard, Arthur Kemp Tebby, A.S. Boyd, Harry Furniss, Bernard Partridge, James Pryde, Frederick Barnard, Phil May and others. Reproductions of photographs by Warwick Brookes, Lafayette, Valentine & Son, Elliott & Fry, The Cameron Studio, Window & Grove, Ellis and others. They include studio portraits of Irving, memorial tributes, scenes from his lying-in-state and funeral, and illustrations of Irving, Ellen Terry and others in character.

Further newspaper cuttings (text and images) relating to Ellen Terry, including a report of her investiture as Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire (1925), the seventieth anniversary of the start of her stage career, reports of her funeral (1928) and memorial tributes.

Given by an anonymous donor, 2005
Photographs catalogued, 2013 (NPG Ax137398 – Ax137406)


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