The Theatre: photographs by various photographers, published 1878-1897
467 Portraits in set
The Theatre was a theatre journal established by the actor-manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905). He sold the journal to the theatre critic Clement Scott (1841-1904) in 1879 for £1000. Originally issued in monthly parts, it was then bound in six-monthly volumes. The volumes mostly consist of text with some plates mounted with woodburytype or carbon print photographs, often depicting popular actors and actresses of the day in costume for their dramatic roles. The National Portrait Gallery also holds loose copies of a number of the portraits.