Newpaper cutting entitled 'ASSAULTING AN ACTRESS.'

['Marie Lloyd', stage name of Matilda Alice Victoria Wood (1870-1922), wife of Percy Charles Courtenay; London music hall]
Publication details: 
The Daily Graphic, 19 January 1892.
SKU: 6166

The cutting consists of the two outer columns of pp.11 and 12, measuring 42 x 15.5 cm, with the article on Marie Lloyd, consisting of forty-four lines of text, covering roughly 12 x 6 cm of the inner column. Good, though a little aged and frayed at extremities, with the article with one small spot covering a word, but with the text entirely legible. First sentence reads 'Percy Courtenay, of 196, Wickham-terrace, Lewisham High-road, was brought up on a warrant before Mr. Lushington, at Bow-street, yesterday, charged with assaulting his wife, Matilda Courtenay, known professionally as Marie Lloyd, residing at the same address.' Recounts how Courtenay 'threw some champagne in her face at the Albion Tavern, Russell-street, Covent-garden, and followed this up by throwing water and a glass at her. Two days later, in a dressing-room at Drury Lane Theatre, he threatened to cut her throat, and took up a sword'. Later in the article it is reported that 'The sister of the complainant deposed that Mrs. Courtenay knocked her husband's hat off his head.' Other articles include pieces on 'THE LATE LORD ABINGER', 'THE NEW KHEDIVE', 'THE INFLUENZA' and 'THE RECENT CASE OF ESPIONAGE IN FRANCE.'