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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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x17044

Ellen Terry as Lady Cecily Waynflete in 'Captain Brassbound's Conversion'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1906
NPG x17044

x160596

Ellen Terry

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, circa 1906
NPG x160596

x1140

Ellen Terry; Florence Jane (née Théleur), Lady Alexander

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
half-plate glass negative, early 1910s
NPG x1140

x197889

F.A. Parker; Ellen Terry

by Bain News Service
bromide print, 2 May 1915
NPG x197889

x19013

Ellen Terry

by John Copperfield
bromide print, 1918
NPG x19013

x134436

Ellen Terry as the Nurse in 'Romeo and Juliet

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1919
NPG x134436

x17046

Ellen Terry

by Ridley's Studios
postcard print, 1925
NPG x17046

x17047

Ellen Terry

by Ridley's Studios
postcard print, 1925
NPG x17047

D4091

Ellen Terry as Ophelia

by Anna Lea Merritt
etching, 1880
NPG D4091

D6650

Ellen Terry as the Countess de St Valery in 'The Dead Heart'

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
black and white gouache, circa 1889
NPG D6650

D6651

Ellen Terry as Catherine Duval in 'The Dead Heart'

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
black and white gouache, circa 1889
NPG D6651

D6652

Ellen Terry as the Countess de St Valery in 'The Dead Heart'

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
black and white gouache, circa 1889
NPG D6652

x16970

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card
NPG x16970

x26812

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x26812

x26813

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x26813

x197943

Ellen Terry as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1879; published 1900s
NPG x197943