# 25483

[TITHERADGE, Madge, 1887-1961] Photographer unknown.

Signed photographic portrait of Australian-born actress Madge Titheradge. London, 1911.

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Bromide print, Paris Panel format (290 x 170 mm), inscribed and dated in ink by Titheradge ‘With love from Madge, 1911’; laid down on its original board mount; the print has surface marks – possibly from the glue brush used when it was pasted down.

This studio portrait was taken in London and shows Madge Titheradage in costume, possibly for the play Butterfly on a Wheel, in which she starred at the Globe Theatre (18 April – 4 August 1911) and later in the same year at the Queen’s Theatre in Long Acre (1 November – 9 December 1911).

‘Madge Titheradge (1887-1961) was an Australian-born actress who became a leading actress in the West End of London and on Broadway.

She began as a child actress before the First World War, and went on to star in the 1920s and 1930s. Her range was unusually wide, including Shakespeare, pantomime, Ibsen, farce, drawing-room comedy and Ruritanian romance. Ill health forced her early retirement from the stage in 1938, and she lived in retirement until her death at her home in Surrey, aged 74.

Titheradge was born in Melbourne, to a theatrical English family. She was the daughter of the actor George Titheradge and his wife Alma, née Santon; her younger brother Dion became an actor and playwright.’ (Wikipedia)