Sir Henry Irving
Medallion; in wooden frame 39x25.5
“HENRY IRVING” (over Irving's head); “ALBERT TOFT / S. 1887” (to left of neck); “SIR HENRY IRVING by Albert Toft / Presented in 1983 by Michael Grimwade in memory of David Peel” (gold and black letters on frame)
Michael Grimwade, by whom presented in memory of David Peel, 1983
See also S0058. A variant of this medallion was sold at Sotheby's Belgravia 19 March 1975 (lot 34a). It has no lettering above the head, but is signed and dated Albert Toft '87 below the left shoulder. Another variant in the Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection has no lettering at all.