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Sir Henry Irving

Sir Henry Irving (John Henry Brodribb) (1838-1905), Actor-manager.

Ford's bust is a version of his life-size marble showing Irving in the role of Hamlet. The marble greatly enhanced Ford's reputation as a sculptor.

c. 1906-1907
Bronze bust
NPG 5689
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