'Ladies of the London Stage'
© National Portrait Gallery, London
'Ladies of the London Stage'
after Lock & Whitfield, and Unknown photographers
woodburytype, published 1875
8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (202 mm x 236 mm) overall
Bequeathed by Patrick O'Connor, 2010
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Sittersback to top
- Carlotta Addison (Mrs Charles La Trobe) (1849-1914), Actress. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Marie Effie (née Wilton), Lady Bancroft (1839-1921), Actress and theatre manager; wife of Sir Squire Bancroft. Sitter in 31 portraits. Identify
- Helen Barry (1840-1904), Actress; former wife of Joseph Brandon and of Alexander Rolls, and later wife of Harry George Bolam. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Kate Bishop (1847-1923), Actress. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Nelly (Nellie) Bromley (1850-1939), Actress and singer. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Eleanor Bufton (1840-1893), Actress; wife of Arthur Swanborough. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Ada Cavendish (later Marshall) (1839?-1895), Actress. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Angelina Claude (active 1870s), Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Helena Ernstone (1840-1933), Actress. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Ellen ('Nellie') Farren (1848-1904), Actress. Sitter associated with 17 portraits. Identify
- Amy Fawsitt (Mrs Menzies) (1836-1876), Actress. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Teresa Elizabeth Furtado (Mrs John Clarke) (1845-1877), Actress. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Louise Henderson (active 1870s), Actress. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Rose Hersee (1845-1924), Actress and singer. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Dame Madge Kendal (née Margaret Shafto Robertson, later Grimston) (1848-1935), Actress; wife of William Hunter Kendal. Sitter in 44 portraits. Identify
- Rose Leclercq (1843-1899), Actress. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Constance Loseby (1842-1906), Actress and singer; wife of John Caulfield. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Singer; sister of Carlotta Patti. Sitter associated with 56 portraits. Identify
- Nelly Power (1854-1887), Actor and singer. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Amy Roselle (Mrs Arthur Dacre) (1854-1895), Actress. Sitter associated with 7 portraits. Identify
- Dame Ellen Alice Terry (1847-1928), Actress. Sitter in 205 portraits. Identify
- Marion Bessie Terry (1853-1930), Actress; sister of Ellen Terry. Sitter in 22 portraits. Identify
- Lydia Thompson (Eliza Hodges Thompson) (1838-1908), Dancer and actress. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- Mrs Charles Viner (active 1870s), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Jessie Catherine Biddulph Vokes (1851-1884), Actress and dancer. Sitter associated with 10 portraits. Identify
- (Theodocia) Rosina Vokes (1854-1894), Actress and dancer. Sitter associated with 11 portraits. Identify
- Victoria Rosaline Sarah Vokes (1850 or 1853-1894), Actress. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Minnie Walton (Mrs Frederick Lyster) (died 1879), Actress. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Ada Ward (active 1870s), Actress. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Dame (Lucy) Genevieve Teresa Ward, Countess de Guerbel (1837-1922), 'Madame Ginevra Guerrabella'; actress and singer. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.
Art and scienceAnthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.
InternationalDisraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed £4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.
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