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Ellen Terry (1847-1928), Actress

Dame Ellen Alice Terry

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 188 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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x16970

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card
NPG x16970

x197559

Ellen Terry as Philippa Chester in 'The Wandering Heir'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874
NPG x197559

x26812

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x26812

x26813

Ellen Terry

by Window & Grove
woodburytype, 1876
NPG x26813

x197416

Ellen Terry as Queen Henrietta Maria in 'Charles I'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1879
NPG x197416

x197943

Ellen Terry as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'

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

x197395

Ellen Terry

by James Notman
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197395

x197396

Ellen Terry

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197396

x197412

Ellen Terry

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197412

x197938

Ellen Terry as Juliet

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1880s?; published circa 1906
NPG x197938

x197417

Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x197417

x197890

Ellen Terry as Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'

by Window & Grove
albumen print, 1882
NPG x197890

x197949

Ellen Terry as Beatrice in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by Window & Grove, published by Rapid Photo Co
vintage bromide postcard print, 1882; published 1900s
NPG x197949

x197415

Ellen Terry as Olivia in 'Olivia'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x197415

x197942

Ellen Terry as Margaret in 'Faust'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage bromide postcard print, 1885, published 1900s
NPG x197942

x197945

Sir Henry Irving as Dr Primrose; Ellen Terry as Olivia in 'Olivia'

by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage postcard print, 1885; published 1900s
NPG x197945

x197418

Ellen Terry as Peggy in 'Raising the Wind'

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, 1886
NPG x197418

Ax9171

Ellen Terry

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1889
NPG Ax9171

x26816

Ellen Terry

by Walery
woodburytype, circa 1889
NPG x26816