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Sketch

Sketch

  • Date:

    1922 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steen, Marguerite, born 12 - died 4 (artist)

  • Museum number:

    S.383-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A painting showing Ellen Terry standing on the roof of Burleigh Mansions, London. She is wrapped in a long, swirling pale grey cloak, her hair fastened in a knot at the side of head. She stands in front of a view across the rooftops of the city.

A note on the back of the painting (written by the artist) describes the images as "E.T. on leads at Burleigh Mansions. She called it walking on the Ramparts".

The image was drawn by the writer Marguerite Steen who befriended Ellen Terry late in her life, having spent three years at part of the acting company managed by Terry's brother, Fred. Steen took up writing, partly on Ellen's advice, and later wrote a biography of the Terry Family entitled 'A Pride of Terrys'.

Physical description

A painting showing Ellen Terry standing on the roof of Burleigh Mansions, London. She is wrapped in a long, swirling pale grey cloak, her hair fastened in a knot at the side of her head. She stands in front of a view across the rooftops of the city.

Date

1922 (painted)

Artist/maker

Steen, Marguerite, born 12 - died 4 (artist)

Marks and inscriptions

'by Marguerite Steen/192[9 crossed out]2'
Biro annotation, diagonally across centre back of image

'E.T. on leads at Burleigh Mansions/She called it "Walking on the Ramparts"'
Biro annotation on rear of painting

Dimensions

Height: 26.1 cm, Width: 18.3 cm

Object history note

Bequest from Marguerite Steen

Descriptive line

Sketch of Ellen Terry on the roof at Burleigh Mansions, painted by Marguerite Steen, 1922.

Materials

Paint; Paper

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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