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Sir Henry Irving

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Sir Henry Irving, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, 1870s - NPG Ax46233 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Henry Irving

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (87 mm x 58 mm) image size
acquired, 1963
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax46233


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Shows Irving at the beginning of his London career after spending a decade in stock companies in the provinces. He made his professional debut at the Lyceum Theatre, Sunderland in 1856, fifteen years before making his name at the Lyceum Theatre, London.