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Souvenir of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball: photogravures by various photographers, published 1912


29 Portraits in set

Vellum-bound souvenir album of the fancy dress ball held at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 20 June 1911. The ball was organised by a committee chaired by Mrs George Cornwallis-West (Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill) as part of a movement to endow and found a National Theatre commemorating Shakespeare's achievements and the tercentenary of his death on 23 April 1916. With about 4000 guests dressed in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare's plays, the ball raised £10,000 towards the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The souvenir album went on sale for five guineas per copy.

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Algernon St Maur, 15th Duke of Somerset as The Lord Protector, by Squire, after  Byrne & Co, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135778

Algernon St Maur, 15th Duke of Somerset as The Lord Protector

by Squire, after Byrne & Co, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 1897, published 1912
NPG Ax135778

Grace (née Blackburn), Countess of Wemyss as Katherine of Aragon, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135770

Grace (née Blackburn), Countess of Wemyss as Katherine of Aragon

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135770

Violet Florence Mabel Mond (née Goetze), Lady Melchett as the Queen in 'Richard II', by Collings, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135771

Violet Florence Mabel Mond (née Goetze), Lady Melchett as the Queen in 'Richard II'

by Collings, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135771

Lady Paget as a Court Lady in 'Henry VI', by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135772

Lady Paget as a Court Lady in 'Henry VI'

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135772

'The Duchess of Wellington's Quadrille Party (A Midsummer Night's Dream)', by Mendelssohn Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135773

'The Duchess of Wellington's Quadrille Party (A Midsummer Night's Dream)'

by Mendelssohn Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135773

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135774

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135774

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135775

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135775

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135776

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135776

Lady (Mabel) Cynthia Graham (née Duncombe) and Lady (Gladys Mary) Juliet Duff (née Lowther) as Amazons, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135777

Lady (Mabel) Cynthia Graham (née Duncombe) and Lady (Gladys Mary) Juliet Duff (née Lowther) as Amazons

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135777

Alice (née Blight), Lady Lowther as a Court Lady in 'Henry VI', by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135779

Alice (née Blight), Lady Lowther as a Court Lady in 'Henry VI'

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135779

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135780

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135780

Leonie Blanche (née Jerome), Lady Leslie as a Court Lady in 'Twelfth Night', by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135781

Leonie Blanche (née Jerome), Lady Leslie as a Court Lady in 'Twelfth Night'

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135781

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135782

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135782

Eliza Caroline Burke (née Roche), Countess Friedrich of Hochberg; Sir (Smith) Hill Child, 2nd Bt, by Langfier Ltd, or by  Topical Press, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135783

Eliza Caroline Burke (née Roche), Countess Friedrich of Hochberg; Sir (Smith) Hill Child, 2nd Bt

by Langfier Ltd, or by Topical Press, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135783

Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Bt, by Langfier Ltd, or by  Topical Press, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135784

Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Bt

by Langfier Ltd, or by Topical Press, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135784

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt and family, by Langfier Ltd, or by  Topical Press, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135785

Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt and family

by Langfier Ltd, or by Topical Press, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135785

Eva Hermione (née Mackintosh), Lady Baring; Frederick Colin Maitland, 14th Earl of Lauderdale, by Langfier Ltd, or by  Topical Press, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135786

Eva Hermione (née Mackintosh), Lady Baring; Frederick Colin Maitland, 14th Earl of Lauderdale

by Langfier Ltd, or by Topical Press, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135786

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135787

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135787

Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart as Salario in 'The Merchant of Venice', by Robert Faulkner & Co, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135788

Lord Colum Edmund Crichton-Stuart as Salario in 'The Merchant of Venice'

by Robert Faulkner & Co, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135788

Lady Gwendeline Theresa Mary Spencer Churchill (née Bertie) as Attendant on Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice', by Langfier Ltd, published by  Hudson & Kearns Ltd - NPG Ax135789

Lady Gwendeline Theresa Mary Spencer Churchill (née Bertie) as Attendant on Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'

by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
photogravure, 20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135789