Group photograph from Lady Windermere's Fan

Description

This image was taken by Alfred Ellis of the first production (1892) of Oscar Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan at St James's Theatre, London. It depicts a scene from Act III. From left to right the sitters are: Sir George Alexander (1858–1918), Henry Hyam Vincent Barnett (1848–1913), James Nutcombe Gould (1849–1899), Adolphus Vane-Tempest (1863–1932) and Benjamin Webster (1864–1947).

Full title:
'Group from "Lady Windermere's Fan"'
Published:
1 July 1892, London
Format:
Photograph / Image
Creator:
Alfred Ellis [photographer], Eglington & Co [photography studio]
Copyright:
© National Portrait Gallery
Usage terms
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives licence
Held by
National Portrait Gallery
Shelfmark:
NPG Ax28837

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