A photographic portrait of Julia Neilson (1868-1957), taken by W & D Downey. Julia Neilson stands for the photograph, her dres garlanded with many flowers. A succesful English actres, Julia Neilson toured and played London from 1900 until 1930 with her actor and manager husband Fred Terry (1865-1933). She appeared as Lady Chiltern in the premiere of Oscar Wilde's 'A Woman of No Importance', produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree in 1892. This photograph appears in 'The Cabinet Portrait Gallery' series of celebrity portraits and biographies published in the 1890s. The series includes royalty, actors, academics and authors.
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