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  • Title
    William Elton, comedian - portrait, between 1886-1892 / Mora
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 panel photoprint - image 18.8 x 12.6 cm. , mount 21.8 x 13.4 cm.

    William (Billy) Elton (1849-1903) was a leading comedian for John Hollingshead at the London Gaiety Theatre during the 1870's and 1880's. He had been in Australia since 1886 and joined the Royal Comic Opera Company the following year for leading roles in the Australian premieres of Princess Ida and The Yeomen of the Guard. He was soon became a firm favourite in Australia and, a little while later, New Zealand. He returned to England in 1892 and joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1897. His last role was in a show called Little Miss Nobody in 1899. -- Source: Down Under in the 19th Century (website)
  • Scope and Content
    Elton, standing, wears morning dress, top hat and cane
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: created before 1955
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Elton, Billy (BM), January 2010
    Digital order no:a4215012
  • Contributing Creator

    Photographer's stamp
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    From Bady To Goody -- on reverse
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