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

Magdalen Wellesley (née Montagu)

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

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

'The Virgin in prayer'

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG x199781

'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

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

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

Kate Josephine Bateman, by W. & D. Downey - NPG Ax27478

Kate Josephine Bateman

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax27478

Lionel Brough, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax36252

Lionel Brough

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax36252

Kate Carson as The Slave of the Lamp in 'Aladdin', by Southwell Brothers - NPG x5686

Kate Carson as The Slave of the Lamp in 'Aladdin'

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x5686

Ada Cavendish (later Marshall), by Southwell Brothers - NPG x5722

Ada Cavendish (later Marshall)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x5722