Sketch by Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, depicting Henry Irving and Ellen Terry in King Lear at the Lyceum 1892.
Bought from Abott and Holder, April 2017. Provenance: by family descent from James, Jebusa, Shannon.
Sketch by Violet Manners, of the opening night of King Lear at the Lyceum Theatre 1892. Irving as Lear and Ellen Terry as Cordelia. Drawing consists of three vignettes depicting; Act 1, Scene 1: Lear disowning Cordelia; and two sketches of Act II Scene IV, depicting Lear on the throne, and lear standing up exclaiming. Sketches made for the Pall Mall gazette.