Autograph henry irving signature on card 1894-97 british actor & producer
Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J. H. Irving, was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. In 1895 he became the first actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society.Irving was one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula whose author Bram Stoker was business manager of the theatre. size 4 x 2 1/2 inchespaper residue on verso from previous mountingPlease examine scansItem dates from 1894-97Item comes from a large (over 200 piece) collection of autographs obtained between 1894 and 1897 including politicians, actors, writers, Civil War military, industrialists and others. Literally a Who's Who of the turn of the century. Item will be shipped World-Wide. See Shipping tab for shipping charges dc117
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