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Ellen Terry (1847-1928), Actress

Dame Ellen Alice Terry

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 193 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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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

x26375

Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x26375

x16983

Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x16983

x16984

Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1884
NPG x16984

Ax131308

Ellen Terry as Viola in 'Twelfth Night'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1884, published 1906
NPG Ax131308

x26802

Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1884
NPG x26802

x82219

Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1884
NPG x82219

x82220

Ellen Terry

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1884
NPG x82220

x16985

Ellen Terry as Olivia in 'Olivia'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x16985

Ax131309

Ellen Terry as Margaret in 'Faust'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1885, published 1906
NPG Ax131309

x197415

Ellen Terry as Olivia in 'Olivia'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x197415

x16974

Ellen Terry as Peggy in 'Raising the Wind'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1886
NPG x16974

Ax131310

Ellen Terry as Peggy in 'Raising the Wind'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1886, published 1906
NPG Ax131310

x197418

Ellen Terry as Peggy in 'Raising the Wind'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1886
NPG x197418

x16980

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x16980

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