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Alfred Sydney Wigan

(1814-1878), Actor

Sitter in 5 portraits
Initially a 'wandering minstrel', by 1834 he was acting at the Lyceum in London. Wigan had a long and successful stage career spanning over forty years. Wigan was deemed an admirable actor with humour and pathos equally at his command. He was a French scholar, and his greatest successes were in roles where he was required to speak French or broken English. Among purely English characters, his John Mildmay in Tom Taylor's Still Waters Run Deep is thought of as his masterpiece.

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Alfred Sydney Wigan, attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling - NPG P171(55)

Alfred Sydney Wigan

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(55)

Alfred Sydney Wigan, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(26)

Alfred Sydney Wigan

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(26)

Alfred Sydney Wigan, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(27)

Alfred Sydney Wigan

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(27)

Alfred Sydney Wigan, by Camille Silvy - NPG x27380

Alfred Sydney Wigan

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x27380

Alfred Sydney Wigan, by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau - NPG x197182

Alfred Sydney Wigan

by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x197182


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