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Teresa Elizabeth Furtado (Mrs John Clarke) in 'The Chain of Crime'

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Teresa Elizabeth Furtado (Mrs John Clarke) in 'The Chain of Crime', by Southwell Brothers, circa 1864 - NPG x38414 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Teresa Elizabeth Furtado (Mrs John Clarke) in 'The Chain of Crime'

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (89 mm x 58 mm) image size
acquired Clive Holland, 1959
Photographs Collection
NPG x38414


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  • Southwell Brothers (active 1862-1876), Photographers. Artist associated with 194 portraits.

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The daughter of a musician, Furtado was well-known as the heroine of various stage melodramas. She is pictured here in 'The Chain of Crime', a romantic drama performed at Astley's Theatre. 'The Times' described the 'immense sensation' the play created with 'a ship, fully manned and rigged, in a storm - struck by lightning and sinking'. Such scenes were typical of the 'sensation dramas' popular during the 1860s.

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