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Sketchbook by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence, early 1890s


36 Portraits in set

36 sketches, mainly portraits of theatrical personalities sketched in Melbourne and Sydney in the early 1890s and autographed by the sitter. The album also includes figure and animal studies as well as portraits of several writers and journalists affiliated with Black and White Magazine, added to the album during or after 1896.

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Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(2)

Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(2)

Probably Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(1)

Probably Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(1)

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(3)

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(3)

Harold Kyrle Bellew, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(5)

Harold Kyrle Bellew

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(5)

George Richard Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(8)

George Richard Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(8)

William Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(7)

William Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(7)

'Bits of Sarah' (Possibly Sarah Bernhardt), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14b)

'Bits of Sarah' (Possibly Sarah Bernhardt)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14b)

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(21)

Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(21)

Tony Lumpkins, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(4)

Tony Lumpkins

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(4)

Figure study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(5a)

Figure study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(5a)

M. Harmont (?), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(6)

M. Harmont (?)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(6)

Figure study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(7a)

Figure study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(7a)

Sketch of a man, horse and dog [?] drinking, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(8a)

Sketch of a man, horse and dog [?] drinking

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(8a)

Sketch of a theatre stage, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(12)

Sketch of a theatre stage

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(12)

Unknown actor, possibly George Richard Rignold, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(13)

Unknown actor, possibly George Richard Rignold

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(13)

Horse study, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14)

Horse study

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14)

Sketch of an unknown actress onstage, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(14a)

Sketch of an unknown actress onstage

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(14a)

Randolph T. Ward, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(15)

Randolph T. Ward

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(15)

Unknown actress, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(16)

Unknown actress

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(16)

Charles Cartwright, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(17)

Charles Cartwright

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(17)

Edward Sass, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(19)

Edward Sass

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(19)

Sketch of part of scene 1 in School by Hedley Churchward, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(20)

Sketch of part of scene 1 in School by Hedley Churchward

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(20)

Unknown man, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(25)

Unknown man

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(25)

Emma Temple, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(27)

Emma Temple

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(27)

Unknown man, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(28)

Unknown man

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(28)

Probably M. Harmont (?), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(29)

Probably M. Harmont (?)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(29)

M. Harmont (?), by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(30)

M. Harmont (?)

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(30)

Miss Romer, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(26)

Miss Romer

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, early 1890s
NPG D23134(26)

Olga Isabel Nethersole, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(18)

Olga Isabel Nethersole

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 13 February 1891
NPG D23134(18)

George Lash Gordon, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(22)

George Lash Gordon

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 18 March 1891
NPG D23134(22)

Pattie Browne, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(24)

Pattie Browne

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 18 March 1891
NPG D23134(24)

Sarah Bernhardt, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(31)

Sarah Bernhardt

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 1891
NPG D23134(31)

Eden Phillpotts, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(9)

Eden Phillpotts

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, March 1896
NPG D23134(9)

Henry Dawson Lowry, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(11)

Henry Dawson Lowry

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 4 March 1896
NPG D23134(11)

James P. Dunn, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(10)

James P. Dunn

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 5 March 1896
NPG D23134(10)

A. Ashdowne, by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence - NPG D23134(23)

A. Ashdowne

by Percy Frederick Seaton Spence
pencil, 5 February 1896
NPG D23134(23)