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In Character: Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'

Portraits of actors and actresses portraying characters from Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'.

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Sir Henry Irving as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Edward Lyddell Sawyer, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
published after 1901 (1879)
NPG Ax137399

Charles Kemble as Shylock in 'Merchant of Venice'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published May 1840
NPG D22327

Arthur Bourchier as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Alexander Corbett, for Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
1905
NPG x1189

Ellen Terry as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Window & Grove, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
1879; published 1900s
NPG x16989

Sir Henry Irving as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Virtue & Co, after Edward Lyddell Sawyer
1879
NPG x17924

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
circa 1906
NPG x196352

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Davidson Brothers
circa 1906
NPG x196353

Gertrude Elliott as Portia and Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
circa 1906
NPG x196355

Gertrude Elliott as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
circa 1906
NPG x196354

Ellen Terry as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Window & Grove, published by J. Beagles & Co
1879; published 1900s
NPG x197943

Ellen Terry as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Window & Grove
1879, published 1906
NPG Ax131302

Lady Beatrice Frances Elizabeth Pole-Carew (née Butler) as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Lallie Charles, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135791

Mary Ann Povey (Mrs Knight) as Jessica in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Thomas Woolnoth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
published 1820
NPG D8498

Mary Ann Povey (Mrs Knight) as Jessica in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Simpkin and Marshall, published by Clement Chapple, after Thomas Charles Wageman
published 1820
NPG D8500

Mary Ann Povey (Mrs Knight) as Jessica in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Simpkin and Marshall, published by Clement Chapple, after Thomas Charles Wageman
published 1820
NPG D8501

Mary Ann Povey (Mrs Knight) as Jessica in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
published 1820
NPG D38662

Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart as Salario in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Robert Faulkner & Co, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135788

Harry A. Perry as Antonio in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Salucci, after C.H.
mid 19th century
NPG D21560

Lady Gwendeline Theresa Mary Spencer Churchill (née Bertie) as Attendant on Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135789

Sir George Alexander (George Samson) as Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Benjamin Joseph Falk, published by David Bogue
published 1 April 1885
NPG Ax29203

Sir George Alexander (George Samson) as Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice'
by Benjamin Joseph Falk, published by David Bogue
published 1 April 1885
NPG x5153

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