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Ellen Terry (1847-1928), Actress

Dame Ellen Alice Terry

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 157 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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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

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

x16980

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x16980

x24820

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x24820

x16991

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1888)
NPG x16991

Ax131311

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1888, published 1906
NPG Ax131311

Ax131312

Ellen Terry as Ellaline in 'The Amber Heart'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1888, published 1906
NPG Ax131312

x26815

Ellen Terry

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG x26815

Ax5411

Ellen Terry

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5411

x26801

Ellen Terry

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, circa 1888
NPG x26801

x26814

Ellen Terry

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carte-de-visite, circa 1888
NPG x26814

Ax131313

Ellen Terry as Catherine Duval in 'Dead Heart'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1889, published 1906
NPG Ax131313