[ Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Shakespearian actor. ] Twelve publicity photographs in celebrated roles, individually mounted [ from a set titled 'Souvenir of Forbes-Robertson's Farewell at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane'. Dated 'London, Spring, 1913' ].
Twelve black and white photographs, of slightly varying sizes (around 15 x 10 cm.), each mounted on a piece of grey paper 25 x 18.5 cm. paper with caption and credits printed on it. All in good condition, lightly aged and worn. The twelve are part of a set of sixteen, which were housed in a printed grey-card wallet (not present), titled 'Souvenir of Forbes-Robertson's Farewell at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane'. Dated 'London, Spring, 1913'. The front cover of the wallet carried a list of sixteen 'pictures of some of his most famous parts'. The twelve present here are: 'Buckingham in “Henry VIII.” | Claudio in “Much Ado About Nothing” | [...] | Othello | [,,,] | Macbeth | Orlando in “As You Like It” | Leontes in “The Winter's Tale” | Romeo | Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice” | Caesar in “Caesar and Cleopatra” | Dick Heldar in “The Light that Failed” | Forbes-Robertson (From a Marble Bust by Emil Füchs) | Forbes-Robertson (From a Painting by George Harcourt, 1912) | [...]'. From the papers of his brother, the artist Eric Forbes-Robertson (1865-1935).