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Lot 344: IRVING, Henry (1838-1905). A collection of 18 mostly framed prints and original artwork of the actor Sir Henry Irving, including: Irving as Hamlet, late 19th century, engraved three-quarter length portrait after Edwin Long, some marks and old damp-staining and spotting, signed presentation inscription in pencil from Irving to lower mount, for Malcolm Watson, 1899, 60 x 44cm, card mount chipped and browned at edges (unframed), and another framed but unsigned; an uncoloured lithograph of Irving as Charles I; and portraits by: Ernest Moore, mezzotint (clipped signatures of Ernest Moore and Henry Irving from print laid on back of frame); two framed and hand-painted tiles of Irving and Ellen Terry; a watercolour profile portrait of Henry Irving as Dante, with monogram ‘LJB’, 28 x 22cm (11 x 8.75ins); a watercolour of Irving by M. Padgett, signed and dated dated ‘97 lower left, 29 x 29cm (11.5 x 7.75ins); an oil on canvas depicting Henry Irving in Romeo and Juliet at the Lyceum Theatre in 1882, 20 x 23cm (8 x 9ins), unframed; and an advertising wood-engraving for Beecham’s Pills, etc., various sizes. From the ex-collections of the late actors Alec Clunes and Martin Sharvell-Martin (18)

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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Description: IRVING, Henry (1838-1905). A collection of 18 mostly framed prints and original artwork of the actor Sir Henry Irving, including: Irving as Hamlet, late 19th century, engraved three-quarter length portrait after Edwin Long, some marks and old damp-staining and spotting, signed presentation inscription in pencil from Irving to lower mount, for Malcolm Watson, 1899, 60 x 44cm, card mount chipped and browned at edges (unframed), and another framed but unsigned; an uncoloured lithograph of Irving as Charles I; and portraits by: Ernest Moore, mezzotint (clipped signatures of Ernest Moore and Henry Irving from print laid on back of frame); two framed and hand-painted tiles of Irving and Ellen Terry; a watercolour profile portrait of Henry Irving as Dante, with monogram ‘LJB’, 28 x 22cm (11 x 8.75ins); a watercolour of Irving by M. Padgett, signed and dated dated ‘97 lower left, 29 x 29cm (11.5 x 7.75ins); an oil on canvas depicting Henry Irving in Romeo and Juliet at the Lyceum Theatre in 1882, 20 x 23cm (8 x 9ins), unframed; and an advertising wood-engraving for Beecham’s Pills, etc., various sizes. From the ex-collections of the late actors Alec Clunes and Martin Sharvell-Martin (18)

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