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Lot 288Y
Miss Ethel Karuth
(British, fl.1901-1910)
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as the Duke of Reichstadt in L'Aiglon, wearing green coat, black waistcoat, frilled white chemise and black stock

Sold for £ 2,640 (US$ 3,335) inc. premium
Miss Ethel Karuth (British, fl.1901-1910)
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as the Duke of Reichstadt in L'Aiglon, wearing green coat, black waistcoat, frilled white chemise and black stock.
Signed on obverse with monogram EK, signed in full on reverse and inscribed Franco-British Exhibition/ Mme. Sarah/ Bernhardt as/ the Duc de Reichstadt in/ L'Aiglon/ Ethel Karuth (Miss)/ 5 Hamston House/ Kensington Court Place/ LONDON, W, gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse.
Oval, 70mm (2 3/4in) high
Literature: Foskett, 1972, vol.I, p.361

Footnotes

  • L'Aiglon, written in 1900 by Edmond Rostand, was a tragedy based on the life of Napoleon's son, the Duke of Reichstadt. During its first run in 1900, the title role was played by Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the most famous actress of the late 19th and early 20th Century.
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