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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', 'Fancy Dress', 'Costumes and national dress' (Dress).

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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

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