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Lilian Mary Baylis (1874-1937), Theatre manager

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Born in Marylebone, Baylis began her career in South Africa touring musical acts under the company name of the Gipsy Revellers. She returned to London in 1898 to help her aunt Emma Cons run the Old Vic Theatre and took over as manager in 1912. The theatre became renowned for presenting Shakespeare's plays and offered an adventurous repertoire, and operas sung in English, at very low admission prices.

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Lilian Mary Baylis

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1924
NPG 6793

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Lilian Mary Baylis

by Cecil Leslie
oil on canvas, 1931
NPG 5309

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Lilian Mary Baylis

by Gordon Anthony
bromide fibre print, 1937
NPG x44755

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Lilian Mary Baylis

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1920s-1930s
NPG D33462