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Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman

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Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman, by Flora Lion, circa 1912 - NPG 3973 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman

by Flora Lion
chalk, circa 1912
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (286 mm x 210 mm)
Purchased, 1956
Primary Collection
NPG 3973

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Horniman was a pioneer and benefactor of the modern theatre repertory movement who subsidised the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (1904-10) and founded repertory theatre in Manchester (1907-21). Earlier, her subsidy of a season at the Avenue Theatre in 1894 had enabled the actress Florence Farr to commission a new play, Arms and the Man, from the young aspiring playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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