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Print - Ellen Terry as Francisca in Measure for Measure
  • Ellen Terry as Francisca in Measure for Measure
    Colman Smith, Pamela, born 1878 - died 1951
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Ellen Terry as Francisca in Measure for Measure

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1900 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colman Smith, Pamela, born 1878 - died 1951 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.906-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hand tinted print of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) in the role of Francisca in a matinee performance of Measure for Measure at the Adelphi Theatre. The original artwork was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) in 1906.

28th April 1906 was Terry's fifty year stage jubilee and the actress performed in a matinee at the Adelphi Theatre before returning the Court Theatre to appear as Lady Cicely Waynflete in Caption Brassbound's Conversion.

The original image was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) and her her characteristic mark of an interlaced P, C and S is included in the bottom left hand corner. The print is dated April 1905.

Pamela Coleman Smith (1878-1951) was an artist and illustrator who became closely involved with the Lyceum Theatre Company, and the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) in particular, from the late 1890s. She was best known for her work as an illustrator but she also worked in the field of stage design and exhibited her paintings.

Physical description

Hand tinted print of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) in the role of Francisca in a matinee performance of Measure for Measure at the Adelphi Theatre. The original artwork was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) in 1906.

It is a full length, profile image of the actress, who is wearing a nun's habit and is shown seated at a table, her right hand resting on an open bible.

The original artwork was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) and her characteristic mark of an interlaced P, C and S is included on the left hand side. The print is dated 1900.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

1900 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Colman Smith, Pamela, born 1878 - died 1951 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

P.C.S.
Signature of artist, bottom left hand corner

'Ellen Terry = 28 April=/1900='
Annotation in ink, bottom right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 27.7 cm, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Hand tinted print of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) in the role of Francisca in a matinee performance of Measure for Measure at the Adelphi Theatre. The original artwork was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) in 1906

Materials

Paper; Ink; Paint

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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