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Print - Print of Ellen Terry as Nance Oldfield
  • Print of Ellen Terry as Nance Oldfield
    Colman Smith, Pamela, born 1878 - died 1951
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Print of Ellen Terry as Nance Oldfield

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    circa 1900 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.908-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hand tinted print of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as she appeared in the title role of Nance Oldfielda comedy written by Charles Reade (1814-1884). The rights to the play were purchased for the actress, by her on stage partner, the actor/manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905).

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) as she appeared in the title role of Nance Oldfielda comedy written by Charles Reade (1814-1884).

It is a full length, image of the actress shown facing front. She is shown in a state of 'undress' and is wearing an eighteenth style striped robe, open at the front to reveal her white gown beneath.

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 not dated.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

circa 1900 (printed)

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, left hand side

'Nance Oldfield_Ellen Terry'
Annotation in ink, bottom right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 31.3 cm, Width: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Hand tinted print of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as she appeared in the title role of Nance Oldfielda comedy written by Charles Reade (1814-1884). The original artwork was drawn by the artist Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951). The image is signed, but not dated

Materials

Paper; Ink; Paint

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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