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Photograph - La Tosca

La Tosca

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1888 (performed)
    c.1888 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photographic print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.71-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Photographic portrait of Sarah Bernhardt in a production of La Tosca, at the Lyceum, 1888.

The performance in Paris would run for over 200 performances, and Bernhardt would take the performance to the Lyceum in 1888. Her Lyceum season formed part of her world tour, visiting South America, Europe, North America and Australia.

Physical description

Photographic portrait of Sarah Bernhardt as La Tosca in a production of La Tosca, at the Lyceum, 1888. The three-quarter length portrait shows Bernhardt standing facing forwards in a light, leaf embroidered dress with a fabric flowers at her right shoulder. She has a jewelled belt and is holding a fan in her hands.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1888 (performed)
c.1888 (Printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Photographic print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Sarah Bernhardt

Dimensions

Height: 25.0 cm, Width: 18.0 cm

Descriptive line

Photographic portrait of Sarah Bernhardt in a production of La Tosca, at the Lyceum, 1888

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Card

Techniques

Printing; Photography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Photographs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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