Joseph William Comyns Carr(1849-1916), Critic and dramatist, gallery director and theatre manager
Sitter in 6 portraits
The first editor of The English Illustrated Magazine, founded and edited the journal Art and Letters, and wrote on art and drama for many other journals. He wrote many books and monographs about art, particularly championing the Pre-Raphaelites. He was co-director of the Grosvenor Gallery, set up to promote the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists. Carr was the actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree's literary adviser and partner at the Haymarket Theatre; leased his own theatre, the Comedy; and managed the Lyceum Theatre. He also wrote and adapted numerous plays. He was artistic adviser at the Covent Garden Theatre and he staged the first English performance of Wagner's Parsifal in 1914.
by Sydney Prior Hall
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