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May Fortescue (née Finney)

(1862-1950), Actress and singer

Sitter in 15 portraits

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May Fortescue (née Finney), by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127430

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1879
NPG x127430

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Elliott & Fry - NPG x22238

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x22238

May Fortescue (née Finney), by W. & D. Downey - NPG x197307

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by W. & D. Downey
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197307

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197308

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197308

May Fortescue (née Finney) as Celia in 'Iolanthe', by Elliott & Fry - NPG x22248

May Fortescue (née Finney) as Celia in 'Iolanthe'

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1882
NPG x22248

May Fortescue (née Finney) as Celia in 'Iolanthe', by Elliott & Fry - NPG x28155

May Fortescue (née Finney) as Celia in 'Iolanthe'

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1882
NPG x28155

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Elliott & Fry - NPG x132926

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x132926

Members of the cast of 'Iolanthe', by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139920

Members of the cast of 'Iolanthe'

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s (1882)
NPG Ax139920

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax5516

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, 1889, published 1891
NPG Ax5516

Various composers, musicians, singers and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139919

Various composers, musicians, singers and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139919

Various actresses and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139923

Various actresses and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139923

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x28156

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1904
NPG x28156

May Fortescue (née Finney), by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by  Ogden's - NPG x193221

May Fortescue (née Finney)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), published by Ogden's
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1904
NPG x193221

May Fortescue (née Finney), published by The London Music Publishing Company, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG D42836

May Fortescue (née Finney)

published by The London Music Publishing Company, after Elliott & Fry
lithograph, 1880s
NPG D42836

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