Iris Tree; Augustus John

1 portrait of Iris Tree

Iris Tree; Augustus John, by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd, 1925 - NPG x135064 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Iris Tree; Augustus John

by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 1925
5 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (139 mm x 190 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2011
Photographs Collection
NPG x135064


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  • Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Sitter in 101 portraits, Artist associated with 33 portraits.
  • Iris Tree (1897-1968), Poet, actress and painter; daughter of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Sitter in 6 portraits.

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This press photograph is captioned on the reverse: 'Mr Augustus John wishing good luck to new nun, Miss Iris Tree on the boat train at Waterloo Station this morning.' The poet and actress Iris Tree was a model and muse to a number of artists. She was one of the many female visitors that Dorelia tolerated at Aldernay Manor in Dorset, John's country home from 1911 to 1927. In 1925 she took the roll of the Nun opposite Lady Diana Cooper as the Madonna in the spectacularly successful mime play The Miracle. This photograph was taken as the cast departed for a tour of America.

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