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Neg. No: 4201
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 19-01-1903

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Sitter: Lewis Waller [stage name], William Waller Lewis (1860 - 1915).

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version published as a postcardBiog: Actor-manager.

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 seated.

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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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


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).

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