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Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

Photo credit: RADA

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Edith Evans was a British actress known for her work on the stage. She also appeared in a number of films, winning a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and three Academy Award nominations. She was particularly well known for portraying haughty aristocratic ladies such as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.



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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    51.5 x 44.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Rayne Foundation


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