Irving as Hamlet.
Printed in Paris by Goupil & Co. [n.d. c.1884.]
Photogravure. Plate 610 x 445mm. 24 x 17½". Messy at top. Repaired tear at bottom.
Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) was an English stage actor of the Victorian era. Known as the actor-manager as he took complete reponsibility of everything for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. He was the first actor to be awarded a knighthood.
Harvard: Vol. II, 163: p.289.
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