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Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton)

(1888-1965), Novelist, playwright and artist

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Clemence Dane was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton. Ashton studied art in London and Germany. After the First World War, she taught at a girls' school, and began writing. Her first play A Regiment of Women, written in 1917, was a study of life in a girls' school. The pinnacle of Dane's success was winning an Academy Award with Anthony Pelissier for Vacation from Marriage, released in the United Kingdom as Perfect Strangers. By the time of her death, Dane had written more than thirty plays and sixteen novels.

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Clemence Dane, by Frederic Yates - NPG 4490

Clemence Dane

by Frederic Yates
pastel, circa 1917
NPG 4490

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x7975

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1934
NPG x7975

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x11203

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x11203

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x11204

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x11204

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x11205

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x11205

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x11206

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x11206

Clemence Dane, by Howard Coster - NPG x11207

Clemence Dane

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x11207

Clemence Dane, by John Gay - NPG x126551

Clemence Dane

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126551

Clemence Dane, by Mark Gerson - NPG x7976

Clemence Dane

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, November 1953
NPG x7976

Clemence Dane, by Lewis Morley - NPG x47128

Clemence Dane

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1960s
NPG x47128

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Clemence Dane

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x86932

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Clemence Dane

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1960s
NPG x47129

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Clemence Dane

by Lenare
chlorobromide print
NPG x87144

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