Portrait of Beatrice Lillie (1894-1989)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: upper right: "Wm HWalker / Jan 17/28" inscription: lower left: "Beatrice Lillie"
Signed and inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Jan 17/28"; signed by sitter at middle left: "Beatrcie Lillie"
Actress Beatrice Lillie was born in Toronto, Canada, and made her first stage appearance in London in 1914. After her American debut in 1924, she appeared often on the New York stage. She was in the New York production of Noel Coward's "This Year of Grace" in 1928, the year this portrait was made.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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