The J. Paul Getty Museum

Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Racine's Phèdre

Object Details

Title:

Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Racine's Phèdre

Artist/Maker:

W. & D. Downey (British, active 1860 - 1920s)

Culture:

British

Place:

London, England (Place Created)

Date:

about 1874

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

87.XA.71.3

Dimensions:

14.1 × 9.5 cm (5 9/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

The actress posed in a studio with pillars, dressed in an elaborate gown with a string of cameos as a belt.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Fame and Photography (March 9 to May 23, 1993)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), March 9 to May 23, 1993
Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos and Phaidra (August 24 to December 4, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), August 24 to December 4, 2006