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Title

Madame Helena Modjeska


Artist

Boning and Small

England


About

Cabinet cards were wildly popular during the 1870s and 80s. They superseded the carte-de-visite because they were larger and as a result presented more detail. Boning and Small had a studio at Baker Street London from 1879-95, opening a second studio on the same street in 1891.

This image of Madame Helena Modjeska is typical of the style of studio portraits that were popular. Considered one of Poland's greatest actresses, Modjeska was internationally renowned and toured extensively, performing in London and in New York, where she was celebrated for her interpretation of Shakespeare's leading female characters.


Details


Date

circa 1891


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen photograph, cabinet card


Dimensions

13.9 x 9.9 cm image/sheet


Credit

Accessioned 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

363.2005


Artist information

Boning and Small

Works in the collection

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