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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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5191

Marie Tempest

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

x27497

Marie Tempest

by Alexander Bassano
bromide print, 1884
NPG x27497

x96496

Marie Tempest

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

x96497

Marie Tempest

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

x96498

Marie Tempest

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

x127488

Marie Tempest

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

Ax9323

Marie Tempest

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

x26739

Marie Tempest

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

Ax45848

Marie Tempest

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

x26740

Marie Tempest

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

Ax160438

Marie Tempest

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

x197026

Marie Tempest as Nell Gwynne

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

x26736

Marie Tempest

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

x26741

Marie Tempest

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

Ax160168

Letter 'T'

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

x29893

Marie Tempest

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

x139829

Marie Tempest in 'Penelope'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1909
NPG x139829

x26420

Marie Tempest

by Foulsham & Banfield
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x26420

x139828

Marie Tempest as Flora Lloyd in 'The Honeymoon'

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

x24814

Marie Tempest

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

x137630

Daniel Massey's Christening party

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

x137631

Daniel Massey's Christening party

by London News Agency
bromide print, 1933
NPG x137631

x127558

Marie Tempest

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

x127559

Marie Tempest

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

x85766

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 1 February 1935
NPG x85766

x25917

Marie Tempest

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1 February 1935
NPG x25917

x137034

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, 1936
NPG x137034

x137035

Marie Tempest

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, circa 1936
NPG x137035

x26737

Marie Tempest in 'Mary Goes to See'

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

x82124

Marie Tempest

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

x197909

Marie Tempest

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

D43029

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

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