Richard Mansfield as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Description

Richard Mansfield (1857-1907) was an actor and producer, best known for his dual role in the stage adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This double exposure photograph shows Mansfield personifying both roles. The hugely successful production first opened in London in 1887, a year after the publication of the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. Mansfield's performance was of such ferocity that it was rumoured he was questioned by Scotland Yard in connection with the notorious Jack the Ripper murders in 1888.

Full title:
Actor Richard Mansfield in a stage adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Published:
1887
Format:
Photograph / Image
Creator:
Henry Van der Weyde
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
American Museum of Photography

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