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Ellen Terry as Portia


Date:1883  
Medium:oil  
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Size (ins):54 in. x 38 in  
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Subject:portrait, female  
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Sitter:Terry, Ellen  
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History

Exhibited:Grosvenor 1883 (cat. no. 39); Liverpool Autumn 1884? (cat no. 679); RGI 1885 (cat. no. 616); Glasgow (RGI?) 1885; Exhibition of dramatic and musical art, 1897, Grafton Galleries, cat. no 188, ('lent by SIr H Irving')  
Further Exhibitions:Grosvenor 1883, cat. no. 39; Liverpool 1884? Cat no. 679; RGI 1885, cat. no. 616, no price  
Sale Provenance:Bought by Sir Henry Irving for £400 for the Alhambra Theatre; sold at Christies, mid Dec 1905: bt bought by McCully who lived in Glasgow for 65 gns (Times, 18 Dec 1905, p. 16).  
Alternative Title:Exh under title 'Portrait of Miss Ellen Terry as "Portia" - "Bid me tear the bond." - "Merchant of Venice"' Grosvenor 1883, cat. 39  
Note:'Her portrait of Ellen Terry [...] hangs in the Lyceum Theatre,' see C. CLement, 'Women in the fine arts' (1904). Possible further study: ET [Uxbridge] to [Albert Fleming] letter dated 24 Nov 1886: ‘Do you really mean you want a head of me by Louise Jopling? – but don’t bother to answer – you’ll tell her if you want it.’ MS division, British Library (on deposit from National Trust), ET-Z2, 303.  

 

Bibliography

Reviews:  
Jopling 1925 Quote:  
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Other Published Sources:Jopling 1925 list; http://www.henryirving.co.uk/correspondence.php?search=Jopling (Reference: THM/37/7/27); 'Sale of the Irving Pictures,' Times, 18 Dec 1905, p. 16; 'In the Sale Room. The Irving Sale', Connoisseur, vol. XIV, Jan 1906, p. 126; Charles Hiatt, Ellen Terry snd her Impersonations. An Appreciation, London: George Bell & Sons, 1898, Ch 6  
Unpublished Sources:Grattan ts picture list