Sitter: Lewis Waller [stage name], William Waller Lewis (1860 - 1915).
Role: Monsieur Beaucaire.
Date: 19 January 1903.
Occasion: Production of "Monsieur Beaucaire", a romantic comedy in four acts by E.G. Sutherland and Booth Tarkington at the Comedy Theatre, opened 25 October 1902 and performed 430 times.
Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: (Possibly) Court coat of yellow watered damask brocade, over a waistcoat and knee-breeches of white flowered satin. Coat - gold-braided down each side of front, each braid fastened off with a tassel. Lace ruffles. Yellow stockings. (Act II)
Costume Designer: Messers. L & H Nathan.
Costume Supplier: Messers. L & H Nathan; Wigs by Gustave.
Furniture & Props: -
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: Clamp visible.
No of poses: 2.
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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; The Times, 2 November 1915, p 11e; Who's Who in the Theatre; P. Hartnoll (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 4th ed. Oxford 1983, pp 878-9.
Role: The Era, 1 November 1902, p 15; Ladies' Pictorial, 30 May 1903, p 1226 (reprod. of painting "Lewis Waller Esq. in the Character of 'Monsieur Beaucaire'" by Hon. John Collier, exhibited at the Royal Academy of 1903).
Occasion: Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum); The Era, 1 November 1902, p 15.
Costume: Play Pictorial, No 6, June 1903, p 234.
Costume Designer: Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum).
Costume Supplier: Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum).