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Drawing - Ellen Terry as Ophelia
  • Ellen Terry as Ophelia
    Hastings, Kate Gardiner, born 1837 - died 1925
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Ellen Terry as Ophelia

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1878 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hastings, Kate Gardiner, born 1837 - died 1925 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.1484-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Chalk drawing of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as Ophelia in Hamlet, by Kate Gardiner Hastings (1837-1925), ca.1878. Signed

The artist Kate Hastings drew a series of portraits of Terry and her family, many of which are now part of the National Trust Collection and held at Terry's former home, Smallhythe Place, Kent.

Physical description

Red chalk drawing, head and shoulders, of Ellen Terry as Ophelia, signed by the artist Kate Gardiner Hastings, lower right hand corner. It shows Terry positioned against a backdrop of leaves. Her hair is short and curled, she wears a plain dress with a crossover neckline, edged with fur.

Place of Origin

London (drawn)

Date

ca.1878 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Hastings, Kate Gardiner, born 1837 - died 1925 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk on paper

Dimensions

Height: 49.6 cm, Width: 40.3 cm

Object history note

Given to the British Theatre Museum Association by Marguerite Steen in April 1973.

Descriptive line

Chalk drawing of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as Ophelia in Hamlet, by Kate Gardiner Hastings (1837-1925), ca.1878. Signed

Materials

Paper; Chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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