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Ellen ('Nellie') Farren (1848-1904), Actress

Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Nellie Farren was born in Lancashire to a theatrical family. Her grandfather, William Farren, was a well-known actor, and her father, Henry Farren, and uncle, William, were both actors. She was married to actor Robert Soutar, and their son, J. Robert Soutar, also had a career as an actor, singer and stage manager. Farren first appeared on the London stage at the age of seven, at the Victoria Theatre, playing the Genie of the Ring in Dick Whittington. She married Soutar in 1867, and the following year began her long association with the Gaiety Theatre, which lasted until her retirement. Her husband was an actor, stage manager and writer for the theatre.

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3133

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by Walford Graham Robertson
oil on canvas, 1902
NPG 3133

x17104

Possibly Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862-1866
NPG x17104

Ax7728

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG Ax7728

x135885

'Ladies of the London Stage'

after Lock & Whitfield, and Unknown photographers
woodburytype, published 1875
NPG x135885

Ax45747

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by Unknown photographer, published by Hardwicke & Bogue
woodburytype, published 1879
NPG Ax45747

Ax35615

Nellie Farren; Edward Terry; Kate Vaughan; Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves'

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published May 1881
NPG Ax35615

x9397

Nellie Farren, Edward Terry, Kate Vaughan and Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves'

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published May 1881
NPG x9397

x47281

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, before 1890
NPG x47281

x134387

'Some Leading Actresses: A Group'

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x134387

D2152

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren ('I'm one of the boys')

by Unknown artist
pencil and watercolour, circa 1880s
NPG D2152

D42781

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

printed by Stannard & Son, published by Charles Jefferys
chromolithograph, circa 1886
NPG D42781

x17102

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG x17102

x17103

Ellen ('Nellie') Farren

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG x17103

Ax14728

'Some Leading Actresses: A Group'

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14728

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