[In pencil lower left corner:] Mrs Maria [Barney] Williams.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 458 x 331mm. 18 x 13". Tears into upper and right-hand edge. Creasing along upper edge.
Maria Pray, Mrs. Barney Williams (1828-1911), the New York born actress and singer who at the age of fifteen joined the corps de ballet at the Chatham Theatre, New York. In 1850 she marries Barney Williams, the Irish songster, comedian and performer. She was a great help to her husband's career. They performed in San Francisco in 1854 and travelled to England in 1855. Mrs. Williams made her New York debut in 1867 at the French Theatre, as Caeserine Clapier in the French vaudeville "Le Mari dans du Coon." She then appeared throughout the America in starring roles.
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