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Dame Ellen Alice Terry (1847-1928), Actress

Sitter in 147 portraits
Born in Coventry where her actor parents were on tour. Terry was one of eleven siblings and won fame as a child first appearing on stage in 1856 with Charles Kean. Married the painter G.F. Watts in 1864 but separated within a year. Terry had two children by the architect Edward Godwin, Edith Craig and Edward Gordon Craig. Returned to stage in 1872 to establish herself as a leading actress with the Bancroft's and John Hare's company. She performed her most memorable roles under the management of Henry Irving with whom she undertook provincial tours and toured America seven times. In later life she continued to act but also produced plays, lectured and wrote.

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Ellen Terry as Camma in 'The Cup'

by William Henry Grove, printed and published by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1881; published 1906
NPG Ax131304

Ax131305

Ellen Terry as Letitia Hardy in 'The Belle's Strategem'

by William Henry Grove, printed and published by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1881; published 1906
NPG Ax131305

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Ellen Terry as Letitia Hardy in 'The Belle's Strategem'

by William Henry Grove, published by Window & Grove
matte bromide postcard print, 1881
NPG Ax160171

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Ellen Terry as Letitia Hardy in 'The Belle's Strategem'

by William Henry Grove, published by Window & Grove
matte bromide postcard print, 1881
NPG Ax160173

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Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by William Henry Grove, for Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x16979

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Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by William Henry Grove, for Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x16981

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Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by William Henry Grove, for Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1882?
NPG x16982

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Ellen Terry as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by William Henry Grove, printed and published by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1882; published 1906
NPG Ax131306

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Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by William Henry Grove, printed and published by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1882; published 1906
NPG Ax131307

Ax9277

Ellen Terry

by St James's Photographic Co, published by David Bogue
carbon print, published 1 September 1883
NPG Ax9277

Ax5571

Ellen Terry

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, 1883
NPG Ax5571

x127489

Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1884
NPG x127489

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Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x26375

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Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by William Henry Grove, for Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x16983

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Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by William Henry Grove, for Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x16984

Ax131308

Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by William Henry Grove, printed and published by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1884; published 1906
NPG Ax131308

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Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1884
NPG x26802