Henry Irving. 1895.
Sketch by J.F. O'Hea at the Lyceum Theatre, XIV-II [...].
|Main Creator:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist.|
Portrait sketch of Henry Irving [born John Henry Brodribb], actor-manager, by Irish artist J.F. O'Hea at the Lyceum Theatre, (which is located on Wellington Street, just off the Strand, London). Head and shoulders in profile; pencil drawing, highlighted with white gouache at collar of his shirt and in background to enhance his profile. Henry Irving was knighted in 1895 (though first offered this accord in 1883); he was the first actor to ever receive a knighthood. In 1906, Irish author Bram Stoker published a two-volume biography about Irving called 'Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving'; Stoker was acting manager and then business manager of Henry Irving's 'Lyceum Theatre' for 27 years and Irving is thought to be one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of Stoker's 1897 novel 'Dracula'.
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Physical description: 1 drawing [mounted] : pencil and gouache ; sheet 23.1 x 16.2 cm, on wooden mount 24.8 x 17.9 cm..
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|PD IRVI-HE (1) II||
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