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Entertainers and performers


175 People in group

Peter Cavanagh

Peter Cavanagh

1914-1981
Radio entertainer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Victoria Chaplin

Victoria Chaplin

1951-
Circus performer; wife of Jean-Baptiste Thierrée; daughter of Charlie Chaplin
Sitter in 16 portraits
Miss Charmion

Miss Charmion

active 1898
Trapeze artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Walter G. Churcher

Walter G. Churcher

1859-1934
Artist and amateur entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Paul Cinquevalli

Paul Cinquevalli

1859-1918
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Belle Bilton

Belle Bilton

1867-1906
Music hall entertainer; wife of 5th Earl of Clancarty; daughter of John George Bilton
Sitter in 34 portraits
Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

died 1696
Contortionist, known as 'the wandering tumour’
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ada Clifton

Ada Clifton

Performer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lottie Collins

Lottie Collins

1865-1910
Music hall entertainer; mother of Jose Collins
Sitter in 2 portraits
Whit Cunliffe

Whit Cunliffe

1876-1966
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alexandra Dagmar

Alexandra Dagmar

1868-1940
Music hall vocalist and pantomime principal boy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kitty Dale

Kitty Dale

Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Liane Degaby (Annette Bourdiaux)

Liane Degaby (Annette Bourdiaux)

1867-1948
Music hall artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frederick Drummond

Frederick Drummond

Pianist and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ethel Dunford

Ethel Dunford

Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Albert John Dymond

Albert John Dymond

active 1900
Street entertainer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edgar Edwards

Edgar Edwards

Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Will Edwards

Will Edwards

Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Henry Elliott

George Henry Elliott

1882-1962
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Fanny Fields

Fanny Fields

1884-1961
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits