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Portrait News Category
The National Trust has purchased a whole length portrait believed to depict Vere Egerton, who married William Booth of Dunham in 1619. The painting is attributed to Robert Peake (c.1551-1619). See the National Trust’s blog entryon the acquisition here.
The Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920 database includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors – studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. […]