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Marie Bancroft as Polly Eccles

Print
1883 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This image was originally produced from a photograph by The Bijou Photo Studios which operated at 204 Regent Street from 1883 until 1885. Its proprietor William Morris Crouch (1846-1907) worked as a portrait painter in Devon and in Liverpool before moving to London and taking over James Henderson's long-established photographic studio in Regent Street and renaming it the Bijou Photo Studio. In 1883 a series of 52 so-called Bijou Portraits printed by Charles Goodall & Son Ltd. was issued weekly, from 6 January to 29 December 1883, with facsimile signatures and quotations relating to the subject, as a supplement to the Saturday weekly London Society Magazine. The images were mostly of theatrical personalities but included other personalities of the day including a jockey, royalty, artists and authors. These versions of the colour lithographs, printed on art board and mounted in black mounts with facsimile signatures of the sitters, may well have been printed and sold by the Bijou Photo Company as an extra way of making money from the original artwork..


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed ink on paper and drawing board
Brief Description
Portrait of the actress and theatre manager Marie Bancroft (1839-1921) as Polly Eccles in T.W. Robertson's Caste, signed by the artist Jack. Chromolithograph on board, originally produced by the Bijou Portrait Company, printed by Charles Goodall & Son Ltd., and issued as supplement no.14 to London Society Magazine, 7 April 1883.
Physical Description
Colour lithograph portrait of Marie Bancroft. Printed on board and glued to a black mount with a window below the print displaying a facsimile signature: 'Faithfully Yours / Marie E. Bancroft'.
Dimensions
  • Portrait height: 22.7cm
  • Portrait width: 15cm
  • Printed name height: 3.2cm
  • Printed name width: 11.6cm
  • Total including mount height: 36.4cm
  • Total including mount width: 26.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'JACK' (Artist's signature)
  • 'Faithfully Yours / Marie E. Bancroft' (Written in pen and ink below print. )
Credit line
Given by Mrs Doris Thellusson
Subject depicted
Summary
This image was originally produced from a photograph by The Bijou Photo Studios which operated at 204 Regent Street from 1883 until 1885. Its proprietor William Morris Crouch (1846-1907) worked as a portrait painter in Devon and in Liverpool before moving to London and taking over James Henderson's long-established photographic studio in Regent Street and renaming it the Bijou Photo Studio. In 1883 a series of 52 so-called Bijou Portraits printed by Charles Goodall & Son Ltd. was issued weekly, from 6 January to 29 December 1883, with facsimile signatures and quotations relating to the subject, as a supplement to the Saturday weekly London Society Magazine. The images were mostly of theatrical personalities but included other personalities of the day including a jockey, royalty, artists and authors. These versions of the colour lithographs, printed on art board and mounted in black mounts with facsimile signatures of the sitters, may well have been printed and sold by the Bijou Photo Company as an extra way of making money from the original artwork..
Collection
Accession Number
S.890-2011

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record createdSeptember 21, 2011
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