Sarah Bernhardt (Théodora)

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0349
Creator
Places
Paris (France)
France
Date
1885
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Sarah-Bernhardt (Théodora.)

EXHIBITION

Imagining the Empress: Theodora in Popular Culture, 1882-1922
April-October 2017

The Empress Theodora appeared many times in popular culture. She was propelled to fame in the late nineteenth century in large part by the reputation of stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, who took on the role of the empress in Victorien Sardou’s play, Théodora in 1884. This postcard, printed in 1885, features Bernhardt in an imperial costume as photographed by Napoleon Sarony.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0349
Creator
Places
Paris (France)
France
Date
1885
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph
Work types
postcard

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