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A selection of portraits with representations of characters from the stage or in writing. See also: 'Film-shots and stage sets' (Theme), 'Masks and disguises' (Dress), 'Fancy Dress' (Dress).

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Johan Joseph Zoffany, by Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 2536

Johan Joseph Zoffany

by Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil and black crayon, circa 1795
NPG 2536

John Philip Kemble, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6869

John Philip Kemble

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1812
NPG 6869

Edmund Kean, by James Northcote - NPG 6088

Edmund Kean

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1819
NPG 6088

Marie Taglioni, by Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG 1962(l)

Marie Taglioni

by Alfred Edward Chalon
watercolour, circa 1831
NPG 1962(l)

Charles John Kean, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(33b)

Charles John Kean

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(33b)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(49)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(49)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(122)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(122)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(123)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(123)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(124)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(124)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(176)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(176)

'Salome' (Unknown woman), by Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG P2011(45)

'Salome' (Unknown woman)

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
albumen print, 1860-1866
NPG P2011(45)

Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P494

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1904
NPG P494

Sir Henry Irving as Dubosc in 'The Lyons Mail', by James Ferrier Pryde - NPG 6567

Sir Henry Irving as Dubosc in 'The Lyons Mail'

by James Ferrier Pryde
pencil and gouache on paper laid on board, circa 1906
NPG 6567

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka', by E.O. Hoppé - NPG P1351

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by E.O. Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1351

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka', by E.O. Hoppé - NPG P1352

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by E.O. Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1352

Nellie Melba as Marguerite in 'Faust, by Baron Adolph de Meyer - NPG P299

Nellie Melba as Marguerite in 'Faust

by Baron Adolph de Meyer
bromide print, 1920s
NPG P299

Lily Brayton, by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5032

Lily Brayton

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, 1921
NPG 5032

Sybil Thorndike, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(41)

Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 9 February 1928
NPG P140(41)

Charles Laughton, by Anthony Wysard - NPG 6121

Charles Laughton

by Anthony Wysard
pencil and gouache, 1936
NPG 6121

Leslie Henson, by Angus McBean - NPG P1301

Leslie Henson

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG P1301

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, by Angus McBean - NPG P893

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P893

Irene Vanbrugh as Catherine of Braganza, by Germaine Kanova (Kahn) - NPG P300

Irene Vanbrugh as Catherine of Braganza

by Germaine Kanova (Kahn)
bromide print, 1940
NPG P300

Sir Robert Murray Helpmann, by Angus McBean - NPG P61

Sir Robert Murray Helpmann

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
NPG P61

Angus McBean, by (Leslie) Roy Hobdell - NPG 6962

Angus McBean

by (Leslie) Roy Hobdell
oil on canvasboard, 1951
NPG 6962

Margot Fonteyn, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(32)

Margot Fonteyn

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1957
NPG P490(32)

Dick Emery, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6778

Dick Emery

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6778

Ann Maureen Jenner, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1192

Ann Maureen Jenner

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 28 November 1976
NPG P1192

Donald Whyte MacLeary, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1201

Donald Whyte MacLeary

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 9 November 1976
NPG P1201

Antony Sher, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1919

Antony Sher

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 11 July 1985
NPG P1919

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow, by David LaChapelle - NPG P1403

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

by David LaChapelle
C-type colour print, 1996
NPG P1403

Danny La Rue, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1891

Danny La Rue

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print
NPG P1891

Magdalen Wellesley (née Montagu), by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax10023

Magdalen Wellesley (née Montagu)

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855-1880
NPG Ax10023

Charles John Kean; Ellen Terry as Leontes and Mamillius in 'The Winter's Tale', by Martin Laroche (William Henry Silvester) - NPG x7954

Charles John Kean; Ellen Terry as Leontes and Mamillius in 'The Winter's Tale'

by Martin Laroche (William Henry Silvester)
salt print, 26 April 1856
NPG x7954

'The Virgin in prayer', by Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG x199781

'The Virgin in prayer'

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG x199781

John Baldwin Buckstone as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 'Twelfth Night', by Herbert Watkins - NPG x22082

John Baldwin Buckstone as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 'Twelfth Night'

by Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG x22082

'As Apollo' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23422

'As Apollo' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23422

'The Recluse' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23429

'The Recluse' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23429

'As a Devotee of Art' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23434

'As a Devotee of Art' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23434

Eleanora ('Ellen') Kean (née Tree) as Chorus in 'King Henry V', published by Gebhardt, Rottmann & Co - NPG x197228

Eleanora ('Ellen') Kean (née Tree) as Chorus in 'King Henry V'

published by Gebhardt, Rottmann & Co
hand-coloured albumen stereoscopic card, 1859
NPG x197228

Caroline Heath as Fiordelisa in 'The Fool's Revenge', by Camille Silvy - NPG x196206

Caroline Heath as Fiordelisa in 'The Fool's Revenge'

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, October 1859
NPG x196206

Giovanni Matteo de Candia (Mario) as Fernand in 'La Favorita', by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG x20486

Giovanni Matteo de Candia (Mario) as Fernand in 'La Favorita'

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x20486

Lizzie Weston (née Elizabeth Jackson), by Southwell Brothers - NPG x27357

Lizzie Weston (née Elizabeth Jackson)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x27357

Jane Elizabeth ('Eliza') Vezin (née Thomson), by Southwell Brothers - NPG x27194

Jane Elizabeth ('Eliza') Vezin (née Thomson)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x27194

Marie-Paul Taglioni in the ballet 'Satanella', by L. Haase & Co - NPG x7807

Marie-Paul Taglioni in the ballet 'Satanella'

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x7807

Fanny Josephs, by Southwell Brothers - NPG x18956

Fanny Josephs

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x18956

Rosa Csillag, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax50559

Rosa Csillag

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 1860
NPG Ax50559

Rosa Csillag, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax50560

Rosa Csillag

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 1860
NPG Ax50560