English Theatrical Portraits
Title: English Theatrical
Quantity: 138 items
Collection Number: MS 0282
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Preferred Citation: English Theatrical Portraits (MS 0282). Archives & Special Collections,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Scope and Content:
The collection contains portraits produced to promote actors and plays in English
Theatre. There are 138 etchings of actors or actors as a character in a play. The
prints are pasted onto boards, one per board. The majority of images have the name
of the actor or the name of the role the actor played engraved as a caption on the
print. This information may also include the name of the engraver and the name of
the person who created the original drawing of the portrait. The captions may also
include the venue, such as the Theatre Royal Covent Garden. Others are identified by
handwritten captions. For instance, one image lists Tyrone Power as the actor, with
Thomas Woolnoth as the engraver of the work. Other images have the name of the actor
and play handwritten in pencil and ink. The materials are arranged according to
actor last name, character name, and unnamed or unmarked portraits.
Kelly, Frances Maria, 1790-1882
De Wilde, Samuel, 1748-1832 -- Artist
Leney, William Satchwell, 1769-1831 --
Braham, John, 1774-1856
Pope, Alexander, 1763-1835
Egerton, Daniel, 1772-1835
Power, Tyrone, 1797-1841
Woolnoth, Thomas, b. 1785 -- Engraver
Blanchard, William, 1769-1835
Bunn, Margaret Agnes, 1799-1883
Edwards, Henry, 1798-1885
Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873
Reeve, John, 1799-1838
Vestris, Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi, 1797-1856
Walner, John R.
Actors -- Great Britain
Portraits -- British
Box 1. Prints 1-138
Related Material and Resources: New York Public Library, Digital Gallery. "Penny Plains" and "Two-pence Coloured:" English Theatrical Portraits 1799-1847 in the
William Appleton Collection.