Ravenswood

Print
November 8th 1890 (published)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Print portrait showing William Terriss as Bucklaw in a production of Ravenswood at the Lyceum Theatre, September 1890. The print was published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News on November 8th, 1890.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief Description
Print portrait showing William Terris as Bucklaw in a production of Ravenswood at the Lyceum Theatre, September 1890
Physical Description
Print portrait showing William Terriss as Bucklaw in a production of Ravenswood at the Lyceum Theatre, September 1890. The print shows Terriss standing, hands on hips. He wears a feathered tricorn hat, frock coat and tall boots, has pistols in his belt and a sword slung behind his back. A cutting from the newspaper, reviewing Terriss's performance, is attached lower right.
Dimensions
  • Height: 37.8cm
  • Width: 26.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
MR. WILLIAM TERRISS AS BUCKLAW. Our Artist has drawn from a recollection a portrait of Mr. Terriss as Bucklaw, the rival of the Master of Ravenswood in the Lyceum play, as in the novel. The dramatist has possibly not greatly improved the original character by the modifications found necessary to make it harmonise with its present surroundings. but as the part stands in relation to the story, and to the other personages of Mr. Merivale's piece, Bucklaw is an interesting figure - almost a strong one. Mr Terriss, who must have been heartily tired of representing the persecuted but triumphant hero of everyday melodrama, returns no doubt with zest to the kind of work in which he won his earlier successes. His Bucklaw is distinct and vigorous, and, thoroughly artistic throughout, it is, where possible, as in the more sympathetic episodes towards the close, marked with the force of genuine feeling.
Credit line
Gabrielle Enthoven Collection
Subject depicted
Literary ReferenceRavenswood
Summary
Print portrait showing William Terriss as Bucklaw in a production of Ravenswood at the Lyceum Theatre, September 1890. The print was published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News on November 8th, 1890.
Collection
Accession Number
S.565-2016

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