14 of 33 portraits of Marie Tempest
by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after (Walter William) Guy Hughes, for Histed & Co
7 3/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (186 mm x 130 mm) image size
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- Dame Marie Tempest (Mary Susan Etherington) (1864-1942), Actress. Sitter in 33 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 42 Baker Street, London)
Events of 1901back to top
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