Sir Henry Irving(1838-1905), Actor-manager
Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb)
Sitter in 122 portraits
Actor; first achieved success on the London stage in the 1860s and, in 1867, played for the first time with Ellen Terry, beginning their famous theatrical association. He established his reputation as a tragedian with his Hamlet at the Lyceum in 1874 and played many Shakespearean and classic roles in a style which was individual and controversial, but which held audiences spellbound. A great manager as well as actor, Irving organized several American and Canadian tours, received many honours, and was the first actor to be knighted.
by Carlo Pellegrini, printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 December 1874
by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1893
published by William Axon Mansell & Co, after Edward H. Bell
aquatint photogravure, published 1908 (1879)
- Henry Brodribb Irving (son)
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