Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Racine's Phèdre

W. & D. Downeyabout 1874

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

  • Title: Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Racine's Phèdre
  • Creator: W. & D. Downey
  • Date: about 1874
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 14.1 x 9.5 cm (5 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Card photograph
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 87.XA.71.3
  • Markings: (Recto, mount) imprinted in brown ink, at bottom edge under image: MADAME SARAH BERNHARDT. / W. & D. DOWNEY/ PHOTOGRAPHERS / [royal seal] / COPYRIGHT / 57 &61, EBURY STREET / LONDON, S.W." (Verso, mount) imprinted in brown ink, from top to bottom: "[feathered crown with the words within ICH and DIEN] / W. 7 D. DOWNEY / PHOTOGRAPHERS BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT / TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN / AND / TO THE IMPERIAL & ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE / [lion and unicorn at royal crown seal with the words within HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y and DIEU ET MON DROIT] / STUDIOS / 57 & 61 EBURY ST. / LONDON, S.W." / [space] / Marion Imp., Paris / [all surrounded by various royal seals]" (Verso, mount) wet stamp in purple ink, at lower left corner: "PHOTOGRAPHE / [rule] / J. KUHN / 220, Rue de Rivoli, PARIS / [fancy rule] / English Spoken / Man Spricht Deutsch]" See object file for photography of verso mount.
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: British
  • Classification: Photographs