Ada C. Rehan (1859-1916) in her Role in "The Inconstant, or the Way to Win Him" by George Farquhar

Ada C. Rehan (1859-1916) in her Role in "The Inconstant, or the Way to Win Him" by George Farquhar
Title
Ada C. Rehan (1859-1916) in her Role in "The Inconstant, or the Way to Win Him" by George Farquhar
Medium 
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 5/8 x 20 3/8 in. ( 34.6 x 51.8 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Bequest of Emma Toedteberg
Object Number 
1936.810
Marks 
signature: lower left, oil: "Shettle, N.Y."
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown oil: "Shettle. / N.Y."
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Limerick, Ireland, grew up in Brooklyn, and made her stage debut in Newark, New Jersey, at the age of fourteen. She went on to perform with Edwin Booth and other distinguished actors in a variety of Shakespearean roles. In 1879 she joined the company of Augustin Daly and remained with him for twenty years, excelling in comedy roles. In this portrait she is depicted in the role she played in George Farquhar's comedy, "The Inconstant, or the Way to Win Him."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group