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Lillah McCarthy (1875-1960), Actress

Sitter in 48 portraits
Actress. G.B. Shaw 'blessed the day' when he found Lillah McCarthy and she appeared at the Court Theatre (1905-6) in many of his plays, as well as those of other contemporary playwrights such as J. M. Barrie and John Masefield. From 1906 to 1918 she was married to Harley Granville-Barker and appeared in his historic Shakespeare productions at the Savoy (1912-14).

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P1040

Lillah McCarthy

by James Craig Annan
sepia platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG P1040

5506

Lillah McCarthy

by Ambrose McEvoy
oil on canvas, circa 1920
NPG 5506

x128110

Lillah McCarthy as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Unknown photographer
albumen print mounted on page, 1895
NPG x128110

x138969

Lillah McCarthy

by The Biograph Studio, published by Rapid Photo Co
vintage postcard print, 1900s
NPG x138969

x126447

Lillah McCarthy

possibly by Alvin Langdon Coburn
sepia gum platinum print on mount, early 1900s
NPG x126447

x160526

Lillah McCarthy; Louis Calvert

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
matte bromide postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x160526

x128079

Lillah McCarthy as Jennifer Dubedat in 'The Doctor's Dilemma'

by Foulsham & Banfield
cream-toned bromide print on photographer's mount, 1906
NPG x128079

x17121

Lillah McCarthy

by W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage bromide postcard print, circa 1906
NPG x17121

x101009

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101009

x101010

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101010

x101011

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101011

x101012

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101012

x101015

Lillah McCarthy

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, December 1907
NPG x101015

x128077

Lillah McCarthy in 'The Tragedy of Nan'

by Daily Mirror
vintage bromide press print, 1908
NPG x128077

x128123

Lillah McCarthy; Sir Godfrey Seymour Tearle in 'The Sentimentalists'

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
matte bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1910
NPG x128123

x128076

Lillah McCarthy as Hilda Wangel in 'The Master Builder'

by Daily Mirror
cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1911
NPG x128076

x128113

Lillah McCarthy as Viola in 'Twelth Night'

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
sepia platinum print, November 1912
NPG x128113

x128114

Lillah McCarthy in 'Twelfth Night'

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
sepia platinum print, November 1912
NPG x128114