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Photograph - Gaby Deslys

Gaby Deslys

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1911 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photographic print on card

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Photographic portrait of the singer and actress Gaby Deslys (born Marie-Elise-Gabrielle Caire, 1881-1920), unidentified photographer, London, ca.1911.

Physical description

Photographic portrait of the singer and actress Gaby Deslys (1881-1920). It features a full length, three quarter profile, portrait of Deslys whose gaze is directed over her right shoulder towards a point in the distance. She is standing with both hands on her hips and is wearing a sleeveless dress with narrow straps, and a slight train, the front of which is decorated with beading. She is also wearing a headdress formed from discs of stiffened fabric and decorated with feathers.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)


ca.1911 (photographed)


Unknown (photographers)

Materials and Techniques

Photographic print on card

Marks and inscriptions

Handwritten annotation in black ink on mount.


Height: 30.2 cm, Width: 25.2 cm

Object history note

Given to the Gabrielle Enthoven Collection by the Alhambra Theatre Management, 1936.

Descriptive line

Photographic portrait of the singer and actress Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), unidentified photographer, London, ca.1911


Printing ink; Card




Entertainment & Leisure; Photographs; Portraits


Theatre and Performance Collection

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