Rutland Barrington (George Rutland Barrington Fleet)(1853-1922), Actor and singer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Barrington made his Gilbert and Sullivan début in 1877 as Dr Daly in The Sorcerer. He went on to play many of the leading baritone roles including Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore and Pooh-Bah in The Mikado. His casting as Archibald Grosvenor, the 'idyllic poet' and 'infallible' ideal of manly beauty, in Patience typified Gilbert's conviction that comedy worked best when played seriously. Gilbert assessed Barrington thus: 'He's a staid, stolid swine, and that's what I want.' Patience was the opening production of D'Oyly Carte's Savoy Theatre.
by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, (1881)
by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Carson & Comerford
woodburytype, published 1 September 1887
by Herbert Rose Barraud
woodburytype, circa 1887
by The Biograph Studio, published by Rapid Photo Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
by Fred Roe
pen and ink, 26 December 1908
by Fred Roe
pen and ink, 27 December 1908
by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1881
by Unknown photographer
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