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  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Concave porcelain plaque set in an oak frame, the plaque painted with a head and shoulders three-quarters portrait of Ellen Terry looking to her right as Portia in The Merchant of Venice, wearing a magenta robe and hat with a white collar beneath; in her disguise as a doctor of civil law, Act IV, scene 1.


ca. 1900 (made)




Diameter: 64.7 cm including frame, Diameter: 53.5 cm excluding frame

Object history note

Given to the British Theatre Museum Association by John Hall in March 1968

Descriptive line

Plaque painted with an image of Ellen Terry as Portia in Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, scene 1. Painted porcelain in an oak frame

Production Note

The maker's initials may be B.L.H as painted on the image.


Porcelain; Paint; Oak


Entertainment & Leisure; Paintings; Plaques & Plaquettes; Theatre; Shakespeare


Theatre and Performance Collection

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