November 20 — 25, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Sir William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910)
Gift of Col. D.H. MacLaren, Barrie, ON, to The Art Gallery of Toronto in 1922;
Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Accession no. 629 gallery labels verso backing;
Deaccessioned from the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario to benefit art purchases at the AGO
"Reading Portraits/Reality, Appearance, Interpretation," Margaret and Jim Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON October 2, 2004 - January 31, 2005
Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (16 January 1853 – 6 November 1937) was an English actor and theatre manager. He was considered the finest Hamlet of the Victorian era and one of the finest actors of his time, despite his dislike of the job and his lifelong belief that he was temperamentally unsuited to acting.