© National Portrait Gallery, London
'A Group from "Liberty Hall"'
by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co Click on the links below to find out more
carbon print, published 1 February 1893
3 1/2 in. x 4 5/8 in. (88 mm x 116 mm) image size
- Sir George Alexander (George Samson) (1858-1918), Actor and theatre manager. Sitter in 54 portraits.
- Edith Ailsa Geraldine Craig (1869-1947), Actress, producer and set and costume designer, daughter of Ellen Terry. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Alfred Holles (active 1890-1894), Actor. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Maude Millett (Mrs Tennant) (1867-1920), Actress. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- (Thomas) Edward Corrie Burns Righton (1838-1899), Actor and dramatist. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Marion Bessie Terry (1853-1930), Actress; sister of Ellen Terry. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- H.H. Vincent (Henry Hyam Vincent Barnett) (1848-1913), Actor and stage manager. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Benjamin Webster (1864-1947), Actor. Sitter in 11 portraits.
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Art and science
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