1901 Photogravure LILLIE LANGTRY Antique Print
Photographer: Ellis and Walery
Title: Mrs Langtry
Print Method: Photogravure.
Print Surface: Card - blank on reverse.
Dimensions: 350 x 245 mm (14 x 9.5"inches ). overall.
Date of Publication/Production: 1901.
Provenance: Supplement to The Sketch; Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1901.
A beautiful sepia-toned portrait of the Victorian/Edwardian actress Lillie Langtry from a photograph by Alfred Ellis and Stanislaw Walery. Lillie Langtry (b. Jersey1853 – d. Monte Carlo1929), born Emilie miel Charlotte Le Breton; aka Jersey Lily. She was an actress and socialite, and later a producer. She was also known for her relationships with noblemen, including the Prince of Wales later Edward VII, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Prince Louis of Battenberg. This beautiful photogravure would make a fine addition to the décor of any home, restaurant, hotel, office etc.
The Sketch was a British illustrated magazine, which focused on the theatre, music hall, high society and aristocracy, art, port, sport and leisure A Journal of Art and Actuality. It ran between 1893 and 1959. It was renowned for its many beautiful engravings and high photographic content.
Original from the date stated and not a later reproduction. This beautiful photogravure would make a fine addition to the decor of any home, restaurant, hotel, office etc. It measures overall approximately 350 x 238 mm (13.75 x 9.25"inches) and the gravure area measures 250x152mm (9.75x6inches) approx. It is printed on to good quality weight card (not a page) which is blank on the reverse, and suitable for framing. There is some age yellowing and spotting. There is a reference printed in the corner of the top left border in small letters Supplement to the Sketch. Please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged flat in a board backed envelope.
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