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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885-1890 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hytho (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.924-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Watercolour drawing showing actor/manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) on the deck of a ship. The actress Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) is shown in the background, kneeling imploringly at the feet of the ship's captain. The drawing has been signed by the artist, 'Hytho'.

Henry Irving engaged Ellen Terry as his leading lady at the Lyceum Theatre in 1878. Their on-stage partnership endured for some 22 years and established them as two of the leading performers of the late 19th century.

Physical description

Watercolour drawing showing actor/manager Sir Henry Irving on the deck of a ship. The actress Dame Ellen Terry is shown in the background, kneeling imploringly at the feet of the ship's captain. Irving remains in the foreground, detached from the scene behind him, his characteristic pince-nez hanging from his buttonhole. The drawing has been signed by the artist, 'Hytho'.


Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Date

ca. 1885-1890 (painted)

Artist/maker

Hytho (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'HYTHO.'
Artist's signature in paint, lower left hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm, Width: 27.4 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour drawing showing the actor/manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) on the deck of a ship, with actress Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) kneeling to the ship's captain, signed 'Hytho', undated

Materials

Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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