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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) (1859-1940), Actress

Sitter in 51 portraits
Actress. Anderson was born in Sacramento, California and made her stage début in 1875 as 'Juliet' in Louisville, Kentucky. She debuted in New York City in 1877 and in London in 1883 to great popular success. Following a tour of Britain with W.S. Gilbert's Pygmalion and Galatea and Comedy and Tragedy, Anderson performed again in London in her own version of The Winter's Tale (1887). In 1890 she married Antonio Fernando de Navarro, a fellow American practising as a barrister in England and settled at Court Farm in Broadway, Worcestershire. Anderson published two volumes of autobiography, A Few Memories (1896) and A Few More Memories(1936).

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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1894
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Bassano Ltd
vintage bromide print on grey card and photographer's mount, 1916
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) as Galatea

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
vintage bromide print, 1916
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Antonio Fernando de Navarro; Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

copy by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate glass negative, 4 September 1928 (1890)
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Mary Anderson as Juliet; Mary Anne ('Fanny') Stirling as the Nurse in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by William Downey, for W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890 (circa 1885)
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
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Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1894
NPG x96448