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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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x26819

Ellen Terry

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after (Walter William) Guy Hughes, for Histed & Co
photogravure, published 10 August 1901 (1901)
NPG x26819

x197934

Ellen Terry

by (Walter William) Guy Hughes, for Histed & Co, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1901
NPG x197934

Ax131327

Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1902, published 1906
NPG Ax131327

Ax45815

Ellen Terry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rapid Photo Co
postcard print, circa 1902
NPG Ax45815

x17042

Ellen Terry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by The Philco Publishing Co
postcard print, circa 1902
NPG x17042

x160595

Ellen Terry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1902
NPG x160595

x136551

Ellen Terry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 23 April 1902
NPG x136551

x197937

Ellen Terry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Ralph Dunn & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1902
NPG x197937

x197939

Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

by Window & Grove, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1902
NPG x197939

x197948

Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1902
NPG x197948

x17050

Ellen Terry as Kniertje in 'The Good Hope'

by Leonard Craske
bromide postcard print, 1904
NPG x17050

Ax160168

Letter 'T'

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

x197935

Ellen Terry

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1904
NPG x197935

Ax131328

Ellen Terry as Alice Grey in 'Alice Sit-by-the-Fire'

by Window & Grove
platinum print, 1905, published 1906
NPG Ax131328

x17043

Ellen Terry as Alice Grey in 'Alice Sit-by-the-Fire'

by Window & Grove, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1905
NPG x17043

Ax160170

Audrey Campbell; Ellen Terry

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG Ax160170

x137471

Ellen Terry

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1905
NPG x137471

x197936

Ellen Terry

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x197936

x197940

Ellen Terry as Alice Grey in 'Alice Sit-by-the-Fire'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x197940

x197941

Ellen Terry as Alice Grey in 'Alice Sit-by-the-Fire'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1905
NPG x197941

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