12 December 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 764
GBP 300 - GBP 500
Lillie Langtry A full-length sepia portrait photograph of subject as Lady Ormond, taken by James Notman in Boston, 1886/7, signed in black ink Lillie Langtry, additionally signed and inscribed on the reverse This is a picture of Lady Ormond in "Peril" - Haven't I signed a smudgy autograph L.L. -- 10¾x9½in. (27.3x24cm.) in gilt and silk covered frame, overall measurements -- 16x14in. (40.6x35.5cm.)
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The play Peril, to which Langtry refers in her inscription was written by Victorien Sardon, and first performed by Langtry as Lady Ormond circa 1885.
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BEATTY, Laura Lillie Langtry, Manners, Masks And Morals, London: Vintage, 1999
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