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Marie Tempest

(1864-1942), Actress

Dame Marie Tempest (Mary Susan Etherington)

Sitter in 33 portraits
Actress; studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Manuel Garcia; after a successful career in opera and musical comedy as 'Becky Sharp' in 1901; became the leading comedienne of her day and performed new works by Barrie, Maugham and Coward known for her elegance and meticulous performances.

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Marie Tempest, by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson - NPG 5191

Marie Tempest

by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
oil on canvas, 1903
NPG 5191

Marie Tempest, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x27497

Marie Tempest

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1884
NPG x27497

Marie Tempest, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96496

Marie Tempest

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96496

Marie Tempest, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96497

Marie Tempest

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96497

Marie Tempest, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96498

Marie Tempest

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1884
NPG x96498

Marie Tempest, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127488

Marie Tempest

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1887
NPG x127488

Marie Tempest, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Strand Publishing Company - NPG Ax9323

Marie Tempest

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Strand Publishing Company
carbon print, published 2 July 1888
NPG Ax9323

Marie Tempest, by Unknown photographer - NPG x26739

Marie Tempest

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, late 1890s-early 1900s
NPG x26739

Marie Tempest, by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin) - NPG Ax45848

Marie Tempest

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax45848

Marie Tempest, by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin), published by  Birn Brothers - NPG x26740

Marie Tempest

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin), published by Birn Brothers
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900s
NPG x26740

Marie Tempest, by Carl Vandyk, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160438

Marie Tempest

by Carl Vandyk, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, early 1900
NPG Ax160438

Marie Tempest as Nell Gwynne, published by Ogden's - NPG x197026

Marie Tempest as Nell Gwynne

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1900
NPG x197026

Marie Tempest, by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin) - NPG x197909

Marie Tempest

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
printing-out paper mounted photograph, 1900s
NPG x197909

Marie Tempest, by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after  (Walter William) Guy Hughes, for  Histed & Co - NPG x26736

Marie Tempest

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after (Walter William) Guy Hughes, for Histed & Co
photogravure, 1901
NPG x26736

Marie Tempest, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x26741

Marie Tempest

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, before 1902
NPG x26741

Letter 'T', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG Ax160168

Letter 'T'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard photomontage, circa 1904
NPG Ax160168

Marie Tempest, by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin) - NPG x29893

Marie Tempest

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
bromide print, 1908-1913
NPG x29893

Marie Tempest in 'Penelope', by Unknown photographer - NPG x139829

Marie Tempest in 'Penelope'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1909
NPG x139829

Marie Tempest, by Foulsham & Banfield - NPG x26420

Marie Tempest

by Foulsham & Banfield
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x26420

Marie Tempest as Flora Lloyd in 'The Honeymoon', by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x139828

Marie Tempest as Flora Lloyd in 'The Honeymoon'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1915
NPG x139828

Marie Tempest, by Yvonne Gregory - NPG x24814

Marie Tempest

by Yvonne Gregory
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1930s
NPG x24814

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
chlorobromide print, 28 November 1933
NPG x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party, by London News Agency - NPG x137631

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by London News Agency
bromide print, 1933
NPG x137631

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127558

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127558

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x127559

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 1 February 1935
NPG x127559

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85766

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 February 1935
NPG x85766

Marie Tempest, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x25917

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 February 1935
NPG x25917

Marie Tempest, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x137034

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, 1936
NPG x137034

Marie Tempest, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x137035

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, circa 1936
NPG x137035

Marie Tempest in 'Mary Goes to See', by Unknown photographer, for  Stage Photo Company - NPG x26737

Marie Tempest in 'Mary Goes to See'

by Unknown photographer, for Stage Photo Company
bromide print, 1938
NPG x26737

Web image not currently available

Marie Tempest

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1887
NPG x82124

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Dame Marie Tempest (Mary Susan Etherington) ('Fifty years a Favourite')

after George Whitelaw
colour relief halftone, published 29 May 1935
NPG D43029

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