Friday, 15 June 2007

The Sparrow and the Actress

Accentor or British Hedge Sparrow, 2007

Mrs Abington, English Actress 2007

Mrs "ABINGTON" in the character of Miss Prue in William Congreve's bawdy comedy, Love for Love. Miss Prue is a "NAIVE" country girl who is seduced by a predatory, half-witted dandy. Mrs Abington had worked in a brothel before making her name on the stage and was, when "REYNOLDS" painted her, the "MISTRESS" of a wealthy MP. Information provided by one of my flickr friends, Spiers65, check out his blog, Urban-Miner.


Cathy said...

Lovely works

jude said...

these are refreshing in their simplicity

Anne-Laure said...

fun to have the background info on her :)
I agree with jude, simple and elegant