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Ellen Terry as Lady MacbethEllen Terry as Lady Macbeth
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Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth

1889
Presented by Sir Joseph Duveen 1906

Label (2004): The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the first performance in 1888, Sargent was struck by Terry's appearance and persuaded her to sit for a portrait. He invented her dramatic pose, which did not occur in the production. Oscar Wilde, who saw Terry's arrival at Sargent's Chelsea studio, remarked, 'The street that on a wet and dreary morning has vouchsafed the vision of Lady Macbeth in full regalia magnificently seated in a four-wheeler can never again be as other streets: it must always be full of wonderful possibilities.' [source]
Size:
2210 x 1143 mm
Medium:
Oil on canvas
License:
Courtesy of Tate Britain
For more:
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/sargent-ellen-terry-as-…
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