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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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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

x139829

Marie Tempest in 'Penelope'

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, 1909
NPG x139829

x139828

Marie Tempest as Flora Lloyd in 'The Honeymoon'

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

D43029

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

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