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Theater -- Great Britain -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Hockley collection

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 9
Overview: This collection comprises costume and set design drawings by Edgar Hockley depicting late-Victorian London stage productions. Also present are theatre programs and clippings from the same period.
Dates: 1886-1924, bulk 1886-1897

Jerrold/Smith autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 467
Overview: Letters and other manuscript items representing a wide range of prominent figures in nineteenth century British literature, theater, and art, as well as nineteenth and early twentieth century socialism, reform politics, and medicine. About two thirds of the correspondence was received by Blanchard Jerrold and by Adolphe and Alice Smith; letters to other recipients include several to Mrs. and Miss de Fonblanque.
Dates: 1840-1928

Keith Marshall collection of photographs

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 12
Overview: The collection comprises 147 photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with representative images of Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, Madeira, East Asia, and other locations (many unidentified).
Dates: circa 1880-circa 1920

Maude Douglas portrait, bust-length profile, white dress , 1890s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Portrait of Maude Douglas by Brown, Barnes, and Bell of Liverpool. Image shows Maude in profile, wearing a low-necked white dress or blouse that sits loosely on her shoulders. Her hair is pinned up in an informal way, not stiffly styled, and she has a fringe of curls framing her face. She wears no jewelry. Her lack of adornment, her naturalistic hairstyle and her soft neckline suggest that this photograph was taken perhaps as a performer's 'head-shot,' showcasing her natural features and beauty...
Dates: 1890s

Maude Douglas portrait, bust length, wool coat , 1891

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Signed on reverse, "Maude. Feb'y 1891." Image shows Maude looking straight at the camera, wearing a heavy coat and a feather-trimmed hat. She wears a brooch at her neck, but no other jewelry.
Dates: 1891

Maude Douglas portrait, checked blouse and pin , 1896

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Portrait of Maude Douglas is signed on reverse: "With Love from Maude/ D'cr [December] 9th 96." Image shows Maude looking straight at the camera, with curly bangs above her forehead. She wears a simple high-necked gingham or checked blouse, pinned at the neck with a small brooch.
Dates: 1896

Maude Douglas portrait, full length, Greco-Roman gown , 1892

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Print is signed on back, "To Bertie with much love from Maudie." Image is of Maude standing with arms clasped behind her head. She wears a loosely-fitting, draped gown suggestive of ancient Greek or Roman style. She has a solid metallic bracelet on her right arm, and she wears heavy makeup.
Dates: 1892

Maude Douglas portrait, full length seated, 'royal' costume, , 1892

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Maude is shown here wearing a regal looking costume, consisting of a cap with pheasant feathers, a fur-trimmed striped bodice with dark fabric bib and cuffed sleeves (cuffs are a pale velvety material, with frilly wrists), a cape decorated with spangles, tasseled epaulets, thick black tights and low heeled black shoes. She is wearing heavy makeup, with her eyes lined and lips rouged. The print is signed, "With love from Maudie/ Jan 29th 92."
Dates: 1892

Maude Douglas portrait, full length seated, white dress , 1892

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: This image and the profile image in the same group appear to have been taken at the same time, as part of a series. The print is dated "April 1892" in graphite on reverse. Maude is shown here in a loose and diaphanous white gown, with open sleeves that drape over her shoulders. Tassels adorn the dress at the arms and one at the waist. She wears no jewelry and her hair is done in a soft, natural, style.
Dates: 1892

Maude Douglas portrait, military costume , 1892 April

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Print is inscribed "April 1892" in graphite on reverse. Image shows Maude Douglas wearing a short military costume, consisting of a jacket embroidered with braid and piping and with wide lightweight cuffs, a sword slung across her body, a linked metallic belt with flags or some other military imagery stamped on each panel, a colorful sash, a cap, and gloves. Maude wears only thick pale-colored tights on her legs, with dark shiny boots that rise to mid-calf. She poses in a salute, with one hand...
Dates: 1892 April

Maude Douglas portrait, military costume, hand-colored presentation copy , 1892 October 9

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Preserved in a slip of paper, in an envelope on which is written: "M.D. coloured herself/given me Sunday Oct. 9 1892/the week of her marriage to Mr. Elliott." This is a copy of the same print in which Maude appears saluting, in military costume. The print has been cut into a round-edged rectangle shape, perhaps for framing. On the reverse is part of an inscription from Maude, cut off when the print was resized: "Maude Douglas--'Faust up to [date]'." Faust...
Dates: 1892 October 9

Maude Douglas portrait, military costume, seated , 1892 April

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: The second of two portraits taken of Maude in her short military costume. This image shows Maude seated on the wooden table that appears in the other portrait. She appears to hold a cigarette or some other small item in her right hand, between the first two fingers. Image is dated "April 1892" in graphite on reverse.
Dates: 1892 April

Portrait of an unidentified female performer , 1880s or 1890s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: An unidentified female performer, likely from London, is pictured in this print. She stands with hands at her hips, wearing a revealing costume composed of a frilled eyelet blouse with long full sleeves, a vest and shorts of a pale color with dark edging, pale tights, and white shoes.
Dates: 1880s or 1890s