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Neg. No: 2204B
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 22-02-1899

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Sitter: Miriam Clements [stage name], Mrs. Cecil Ainsley Walker-Leigh (        ).

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version released as a postcardBiog: Actress; m. (?) Major Cecil Ainsley Walker-Leigh.

Miss Clements made her stage debut in 1893 in Dion Boucicault's The Octaroonat the Theatre Royal in Margate, England. In that same venue she played Juliet in 1893. Her next Shakespeare part was in London at Her Majesty's Theatre where she played Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1900. Her last recorded performance in a play by Shakespeare is as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, in 1905.


Date: 22 February 1899.

Occasion: Publicity photograph, taken at the time of her new role, the Duchesse de Bourgogne in "A Court Scandal" at the Court Theatre.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: TQL standing.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

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No of poses: 7.

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Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Who's Who in the Theatre.

Occasion: The Ladies' Field, 22 April 1899, p 309.

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Reproduced: The Sketch, 21 February 1900, p 215; (versions) The Ladies' Field, 22 April 1899, p 309; The Candid Friend, 10 August 1901, p 589.

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