You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘irving’ tag.


I am reblogging this post to commemorate the birth of artist John Singer Sargent on this day in 1856.

First Night Design

The Italian-born American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), who was renowned for his society portraits, persuaded Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) to sit for him in 1889. According to Tate Britain, where the painting is on display, this particular pose was never a part of her actual interpretation of Lady Macbeth, which she first performed opposite Sir Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre in 1888. The famous beetlewing costume was restored to its full glory between 2006 and 2011 and is back on display in the Ellen Terry Museum at Smallhythe Place in Kent, the last and much-loved home of the great actress. The Guardian reported in March 2011 that the gown ‘had led a hard life, particularly given Terry’s reputation for arriving late and dressing at frantic speed’.

Have a great weekend.  Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

View original post


Dame Ellen Terry by John Singer Sargent card
Dame Ellen Terry by John Singer Sargent by FirstNightVintage

The Italian-born American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), who was renowned for his society portraits, persuaded Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) to sit for him in 1889. According to Tate Britain, where the painting is on display, this particular pose was never a part of her actual interpretation of Lady Macbeth, which she first performed opposite Sir Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre in 1888. The famous beetlewing costume was restored to its full glory between 2006 and 2011 and is back on display in the Ellen Terry Museum at Smallhythe Place in Kent, the last and much-loved home of the great actress. The Guardian reported in March 2011 that the gown ‘had led a hard life, particularly given Terry’s reputation for arriving late and dressing at frantic speed’.

Have a great weekend.  Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

TRANSLATE

Award-Free Blog

About Me

about.me

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 14,837 other followers

Archives

Categories

Artists 4 Peace

Twitter

FND on Twitter

Facebook

FND on Facebook

YesterdayAfter

© Sarah Vernon and First Night Design 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sarah Vernon and First Night Design with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

- MIKE STEEDEN -

THE DRIVELLINGS OF TWATTERSLEY FROMAGE

the art of mimulux

digital art, fine art, photography by mimulux

method two madness

a blog of two friends

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

REDFLAGFLYING

Dictatorship is good. If the Dictator is me.

BulanLifestyle.com

Welcome to my Art and Lifestyle Blog. Follow my adventures as a Bohemian artist.

ArmedWithCoffee

Thoughts (random and intended) from a writer.

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Violet's Vegan Comics

Vegan-Friendly Stories for Small Children and Big Kids

%d bloggers like this: