Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Dame Ellen Alice Terry (1847-1928), Actress
Walford Graham Robertson wrote of Terry’s appearance
Her portraits will remain showing an appealing, arresting personality, a haunting glance, a grace of softly falling raiment, but no portrait can reflect the shadow of her beauty. Pale eyes, rather small and narrow, a broad nose slightly tilted at the tip, and wide mouth, a firm, large chin, pale hair, not decidedly golden, yet not brown – by no means a dazzling inventory of charms, yet out of these evolved Ellen Terry, the most beautiful woman of her time … Her charm held everyone, but I think pre-eminently those who loved pictures. She was par excellence the Painter’s Actress and appealed to the eye before the ear; her gesture and pose were eloquence itself. 
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Referencesback to topAuerbach 1987
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