Rousby, Clara Marion Jessie (1852?-1879), actress, CDV of her in Role as Joan of Arc

Rousby, Clara Marion Jessie (1852?-1879), actress, CDV of her in Role as Joan of Arc

Item #018239

CDV, c187-? by S. Ayling. On 10 April 1871 she was, at the Queen's, Joan of Arc in Taylor's play so named. In this she looked very handsome in armour, and came on the stage on horseback. Her impersonation of the character was lacking in dignity. A scene in which she was shown tied to the stake, the faggots being lighted, caused by its painful realism much protest. The audience thought she was actually on fire. There is a photograph of her in the National Portrait Gallery but this one comes from one of her earliest images while in the controversial Joan of Arc drama.

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