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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.

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Ellen Terry, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28262

Ellen Terry

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 August 1878
NPG Ax28262

Madge Kendal, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28266

Madge Kendal

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 September 1878
NPG Ax28266

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28268

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 September 1878
NPG Ax28268

Marie Litton (Maria Lowe), probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28269

Marie Litton (Maria Lowe)

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 October 1878
NPG Ax28269

Henry James Byron, probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28271

Henry James Byron

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 October 1878
NPG Ax28271

Marion Terry, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28272

Marion Terry

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 November 1878
NPG Ax28272

Hermann Vezin, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28273

Hermann Vezin

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 November 1878
NPG Ax28273

Amy Roselle (Mrs Arthur Dacre), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28275

Amy Roselle (Mrs Arthur Dacre)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 December 1878
NPG Ax28275

William Farren, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28276

William Farren

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 December 1878
NPG Ax28276

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x18997

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 September 1878
NPG x18997

Madge Kendal, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x19101

Madge Kendal

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 September 1878
NPG x19101

Sir Henry Irving, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x17925

Sir Henry Irving

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 August 1878
NPG x17925

Sir Henry Irving, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax28263

Sir Henry Irving

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 August 1878
NPG Ax28263

Marion Terry, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x26850

Marion Terry

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 November 1878
NPG x26850

Henry James Byron, probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x4940

Henry James Byron

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 October 1878
NPG x4940

Ellen Lancaster Wallis (Mrs Walter Reynolds), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG x27244

Ellen Lancaster Wallis (Mrs Walter Reynolds)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 March 1879
NPG x27244

Isabella ('Bella') Pateman, probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax129590

Isabella ('Bella') Pateman

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 February 1879
NPG Ax129590

Frank Burnand, probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax129591

Frank Burnand

probably by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 February 1879
NPG Ax129591

Ellen Lancaster Wallis (Mrs Walter Reynolds), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax129592

Ellen Lancaster Wallis (Mrs Walter Reynolds)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 March 1879
NPG Ax129592

Charles Warner (Charles John Lickfold), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Wyman & Sons - NPG Ax129593

Charles Warner (Charles John Lickfold)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Wyman & Sons
woodburytype, published 1 March 1879
NPG Ax129593